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Nice old color example of the Ottens sea chart of West Africa.

The map extends from Senegal in the north to Angola in the south, centered on the Bay of Guinea.

There is a wealth of navigational information including sandbanks and shoals. The chart is a masterpiece of decorative engraving with illustrations of sailing vessels, compass roses and an elaborate allegorical title cartouche, showing Dutch and native traders, slavery images and local commerce.