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Number: 719
Continent: Africa
Region: West
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Year of Origin: 1750
Title: Carte Particuliere De La Coste D'Or Pour Servir Aux Vaisseaux Du Roy Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Jour. de la Marine Par Ordre de M. Rouille Chr. Comte de Jouy &c Secretaire d'Etat ayant le Departement de la Marine
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 39.6
Width: 58.9
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Medium
Scale: 1 : 406,250
Color Type: Outline Color
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Cartographer: Jacques Nicolas Bellin
Engraver:
Publisher: Depot-general de la Marine
Other Contributors: M Rouille
Northernmost Latitude: 6.5
Southernmost Latitude: 4.0
Westernmost Longitude: -1.7
Easternmost Longitude: 2.0
Measurement Notes: Estimated geographic coordinates with respect to Greenwich Prime Meridian. Original Prime Meridian of Paris. Portolan chart.
Notes: Kapp; This is one of the earliest precise charts of the Gold Coast, present-day Ghana, from the River Ancobar in the west to the Volta in the east. The chart was produced for the French vessels competing with other European powers for the trade in gold. The coast is divided among several small African kingdoms. Numerous depth soundings along the coast are shown, as are coastal towns and forts including St George de la Mine aux Hollandois (Elmina).
Last updated: Dec 2, 2009