Antique Maps of Africa

Africa Antiqua.

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NEELE, Samuel John.

Origin: London, 1796-.

A map of the whole of Africa, probably published by Thomas Stackhouse in his atlas. Engraved by Samuel Neele, the paper has a dated watermark of 1795.

Condition: Original body colour; very light spotting, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 365 x 362mm (14¼ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 12576

Price: £250

Africa Iuxta Navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta Correcta et in sua Regna et Status Divisa, in Lucem Edita.

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SEUTTER, Matthaeus.

Origin: Augsburg, 1735.

An attractive map of Africa, with a large decorative titlepiece by Gottfried Rogg, with natives, pyramids, animals and a lighthouse.

Condition: Original wash colour with some recent addition to the title cartouche; light age-toning and soiling to the margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 490 x 565mm (19¼ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12579

Price: £850

Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicæ regulas...

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HOMANN HEIRS.

Origin: Nuremberg, 1737.

A fine map of Africa by Johann Matthias Haas, he became a Professor of Mathematics at Wittenberg and worked for Homann and his heirs. With a highly decorative figured title cartouche.

Condition: Original body colour; some soiling to the margins, small worm hole in the left line border, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 470 x 565mm (18½ x 22¼ inches).

Reference: 12582

Price: £780

Africa, from the best Authorities.

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KITCHIN, Thomas.

Origin: London, c.1780.

A small map of the whole of Africa with decorative title cartouche bottom left. Engraved by Thomas Kitchen.

Condition: Coloured; signs of old vertical folds from book, light marginal spotting, left margin frayed from binding close to left hand printed border, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 180 x 247mm (7 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12572

Price: £210

Africa, from the best Authorities.

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KITCHIN, Thomas.

Origin: London, c.1780.

A small map of the whole of Africa with decorative title cartouche bottom left. Engraved by Thomas Kitchen.

Condition: Coloured; signs of old vertical folds from book, light marginal spotting, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 180 x 247mm (7 x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 12573

Price: £220

Africa.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

A fine steel engraved map of Africa with decorative vignettes of an Arab family of Algeria, St. Helena, A Bedouin Arabs Encampment, and Bosjean and Korranna Hottentots. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; light marginal age-toning, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 250 x 325mm (9¾ x 12¾ inches).

Reference: 8089

Price: £220

Afrique.

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, 1856.

A steel engraving, with finely engraved vignette borders, including small panoramas of Alexandria, Cairo and Algiers.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, overall very good condition.

Size: 315 x 450mm (12½ x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 8838

Price: £110

Afrique.

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, c.1845.

A steel engraving, with finely engraved vignette borders, including small panoramas of Alexandria, Cairo and Algiers.

Condition: Original outline colour, with recent embellishment to the surrounding vignettes; paper lightly age-toned, minor spotting and soiling to the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 315 x 440mm (12½ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 11540

Price: £115

Afrique.

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MIGEON, J.

Origin: Paris, 1892.

A fairly detailed map of Africa with inset vignette of St Louis, Senegal.

Condition: Original colour lithograph; very light age-toning, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 330 x 425mm (13 x 16¾ inches).

Reference: 12548

Price: £98

Afrique.

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, 1856.

A steel engraving, with finely engraved vignette borders, including small panoramas of Alexandria, Cairo and Algiers.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, overall fine condition.

Size: 315 x 450mm (12½ x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 15477

Price: £110

Carte Générale de L'Afrique.

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BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert.

Origin: Paris, 1828-34.

A detailed map of Africa

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the margins, short centrefold split repaired, very light print offset, otherwise overall fine condition.

Size: 365 x 515mm (14¼ x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 12544

Price: £120

Charte von Africa.

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GÜSSEFELD, Franz Ludwig.

Origin: [Weimar, 1806.].

A map of the whole of Africa after Homann Heirs, similar to the listed example in Norwich 'Maps of Africa', number 112 without the addition box of scales.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor spotting to the margins and light age toning, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 465 x 525mm (18¼ x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 12584

Price: £580

L'Africa. Nuovamente corretta et accresciuta secondo le relationi piu moderne da Guglielmo Sansone.

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ROSSI, Giacomo.

Origin: Rome, 1677.

A fine and uncommon map of Africa, with decorative figured cartouche top right. NOT IN TOOLEY or NORWICH.

Condition: Original outline colour; some light spotting and age-toning, mostly to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 400 x 550mm (15¾ x 21¾ inches).

Reference: 12578

Price: £750

L'Afrique Divisée en ses Empires, Royaumes et Etats.

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ELWE, Jan Barend.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1792.

A fine decorative map of Africa, although scarcer it is essentially a re-issue of Jaillot's map of 1674, although the decorative scales have been embellished somewhat.

Condition: Coloured; light marginal soiling and spotting, very small paper fault, visible when held up to the light, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 465 x 600mm (18¼ x 23½ inches).

Reference: 11778

Price: £680

L'Afrique Dressez sur les dernieres Relations par N.de Fer.

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FER, Nicholas de.

Origin: Paris, 1705.

A small map of Africa with quite a bit of detail, particularly the mountain areas and rivers, engraved by Charles Inselin.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old folds from a much smaller book, some light age-toning to the edges of the paper. otherwise fine condition.

Size: 210 x 275mm (8¼ x 10¾ inches).

Reference: 8305

Price: £210

L'Afrique, suivant les Nouvelles Observations.

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AA, Pieter van der.

Origin: Leiden, c.1700.

A map of Africa, with decorative cartouche showing elephants, a native riding a crocodile, a horse and a large bird. Based on De L'Isle. Another example of this map exists printed within a broad engraved border in the style of a picture frame.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 225 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾ inches).

Reference: 11601

Price: £260

L'Afrique...

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VAUGONDY, G. Robert de.

Origin: Paris, 1756.

The continent of Africa, published in the "Atlas Universel", with a rococo title cartouche. Engraved by Delahaye.

Condition: Original outline colour; some very light colour offset, light soiling and staining to the margins at the edge of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 465 x 590mm (18¼ x 23¼ inches).

Reference: 12583

Price: £480