1 Antique map of Goree island / Virtual Rare Map Fair


Title: [Old Antique map of the island of Goree] Plan de l' Isle de Goree
Author: Schley, J. van.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, c. 1760.
Description: Jan van Schley is the engraver of the maps (by J.N. Bellin) and views in the Dutch edition of A.F. Prevost d' Exile's 'Histoire General des Voyages'. A plan of the island of Goree off the coast of Guinea. It is located only 2 km at sea from the main harbour of Dakar, Senegal. It was first occupied by the Portuguese c.1450 as a post to enable further southward exploration down the coast of Africa. In turn it became a Dutch, French and English possession.The island was the center of the slave trade to the Americas.
Dimensions: 195 x 270 mm
Colouring: uncoloured
Condition: excellent condition.
  • Number: 1010504 (3923)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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