1693 Mortier Map or Sea Chart of the West Coast of Africa (Senegal, Guinea,
Carte Particuliere des Costes de l'Afrique qui comprend le Royaume de Cacheo
le Province de Gelofo etc.
This beautiful rare map of the coast of Africa covers from the Senegal River
to Palmares (close to modern day Conakry in Guinea). Oriented with north to the
left, it includes the whole or parts of the coasts of the modern day nations of
Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Guinea. The sea chart offers incredible
detail along the coast noting towns, rivers, islands and coastal features
including banks and depth soundings. An inset of the Island of Goree (located
near Cape Verde) is included with beautifully detailed interior notes Fort
Nassau and Fort Orange. At the time, the Island was used as a base for the
purchase of slaves from the chiefdoms on the mainland by the Atlantic slave
Pierre Mortier (1661-1711) was a Dutch cartographer, engraver, and
printseller who worked in Amsterdam. He used advanced Dutch printing methods to
produce high quality editions of contemporary French maps by cartographers such
as De L'Isle, Sanson, Jaillot, de Fer and De Wit. His greatest feat was the
nautical atlas "Le Neptune Francois" or "Suite de Neptune Francois", considered
to contain the most beautiful examples of cartographic art. Most of the charts
from the atlas were based on earlier manuscripts by the Portuguese, who were
the first explorers of the African coast. This chart is a beautiful example of
one of those charts.
Original. The map is in good condition with large margins. Minor wear along
the centerfold with some offsetting and foxing at places. Original platemark is
visible. Minor edge wear with top left corner of the map showing creases - not
extending onto printed map. Two sheets joined at center with another horizontal
Pierre Mortier, (Amsterdam) 1693.
Map. Sea Chart. Copper plate engraving with original hand coloring. Image
measures 21.5 x 30".
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