West Africa Slave & Ivory Coast Benin Morocco Barbary 1792 Jan Elwe De L’Isle scarce folio map

Published on Jul 6, 2019
Carte de la Barbarie le la Nigritie et de la Guinee Par Guillaume de l’Isle de l’Academie Royale des Sciences.

(North & West Africa/ Benin/ Slave Coast/ Ivory Coast/ guinea/ Barbary/ Morocco/ Sierra Leone).

Issued, 1792, Amsterdam by Jan B. Elwe.

Beautiful late 18th century engraved folio sheet map, with original hand color.

Light uniform paper age toning, original fold line with slight browning, remaining clean – a pleasing and well preserved visual example.

Most maps by this maker are uncommon today.

Sheet measures c.21 1/2″ x 26 1/8″.

Printed area measures c. 19 3/8″ x 22 3/4″.

Koeman, Atlantees Neerlandici, EL 2.

Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers, v. 2


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