senegal_river 1758

Plan of the River Senegal c.1758

Known at various times as the Nile of Ghana and the River of Gold, the Senegal River was first visited by Europeans in about 450 BCE.

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A map of the entire length of the River Senegal, based on a French original.

This map of the entire length of the River Senegal (approx. 1090 km) was drawn by Robert Erskine, based on a French survey captured at Fort St. Louis (now Ndar). This was the first French settlement in Senegal, founded in 1659, and occupied by the British during the Seven Years War from 1758-1779. It was at this time that the survey was found and transcribed into map form by Erskine, a draftsman presumably employed by the British Army.

Original Size: 61 x 381 cms

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