Fort Metal Cross or Dickscove Ghana Gold Cost Bellin 1750
Title: Plan du Fort Anglois de Dickscove - Situé à la Coste de Guinée.
Description: Floor plan of the fort (Dickscove) Metal Cross Fort a trading post in 1683 at Dixcove Ghana. The map is copperplate engraved with hand coloring, and an compass rose. Origin: Histoire Generale Des Voyages, Tome IV, No.2.
Cartographer/mapmaker Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.
Engraved by Jakob van der Schley aka Jakob van Schley a Dutch engraver. He studied under Bernard Picart. Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
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Sheet app.: 17 x 23 cm. 6.75 x 9 inches. Image app.: 15 x 20.5 cm. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. Condition: Folded map, short restored right hand border.