Title/Content of Map: 1787 Sayer Map of Africa -- Africa with All its States, Kingdoms, Republics, Regions, Islands &c. Improved and Inlarged from D'Anville's Map: To which have been Added a Particular Chart of the Gold Coast, wherein are Distinguished All the European Forts and Factories ...Date Printed: 1787, LondonCartographer: R SayerSize: 42.3 x 49.2 in. joined
A superb, large-scale map of Africa, with great deal of detail as to settlemets, rivers, lakes, mountains, etc. along the coasts. Much of the interior is yet to be explored by Europeans. Insets are the Gold Coast (South Africa) and the Azores. Plenty of explonatory texts are presented. The political boundaries are color-outlined. A very large cartouche showing four natives, weaponry, drums and flora. Many sailing ships are shown in the oceans. Map was originally engraved by Boulton in 1772 for d'Anville. First English edition. Four maps -- two set joined horizontally.
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