Antique Maps of North Africa
Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt

Ægyptus Hodierna Ex Itinerario Celeberrimi Viri. Pauli Lucæ...

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HOMANN, Johan Baptist.

Origin: Nuremberg, c.1730.

A map of contemporary Egypt, with vignette representations of the Pyramids, Sphinx, Mummies, etc., an interesting feature is the cataract of the River Nile. Drawn by Homann's son Johann Christoph.

Condition: Original body colour; very light marginal soiling, otherwise a good strong impression.

Size: 565 x 470mm (22¼ x 18½ inches).

Reference: 8940

Price: £280

Aegypti Recentior Descriptio - Carthaginis Celeberrimi sinus Typus.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1612, Latin text edition.

A map of upper Egypt and the Nile Delta and also Tunis or Carthage, two of three maps that appear on one sheet of the folio atlas by Abraham Ortelius, 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight age-toning, minor spotting and soiling to margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 320 x 230mm (12½ x 9 inches).

Reference: 12921

Price: £80

Aegyptus Antiqua.

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[JANSSON, Jan.].

Origin: [Leiden, c.1640 or later.].

A map of Egypt, possibly published by Georgius Hornius in either his 'Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineation' or the 'Orbis Antiquus', there is no text on the verso.

Condition: Coloured; short split to upper margin at centrefold (repaired), light marginal soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 380 x 515mm (15 x 20¼ inches).

Reference: 10973

Price: £240

Africa Propria Mauretania et Numidia.

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GOERE, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1710.

A map of Northern Afirca.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, signs of old vertical folds from the book, otherwise a good example.

Size: 140 x 305mm (5½ x 12 inches).

Reference: 15406

Price: £35

Africa of Lybien aan geene zyde, waar in leggen Saara of de Woestyne, 't Landt der Zwarten, Guinee, enz.

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1705.

A map of West Africa and the Canary Islands, probably engraved by A de Winter and published in the Dutch edition of the small atlas by Nicholas Sanson.

Condition: Uncoloured; light marginal age-toning and one minor nick well away from platemark, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 180 x 290mm (7 x 11½ inches).

Reference: 9359

Price: £85

Afrique Ancienne.

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MALTE-BRUN.

Origin: Paris, 1812.

A map of Northern Africa.

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

Size: 215 x 315mm (8½ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 15404

Price: £23

Afrique Septentrionale.

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MONIN, Charles, V.

Origin: Paris, c.1844.

A map of North Africa with attractive desert scene vignette bottom left.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light marginal spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 645 x 455mm (25½ x 18 inches).

Reference: 15398

Price: £24

Afrique Septentrionale.

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MIGEON, J.

Origin: Paris, 1882.

A fairly detailed map of Northern Africa with inset vignette of Tanger.

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

Size: 315 x 425mm (12½ x 16¾ inches).

Reference: 15402

Price: £38

Algérie Colonie Française.

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, 1852.

A steel engraving of parts of the North African coast showing Algeria. From the Atlas Nationale Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de la France... with finely engraved vignette borders.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor age-toning to edges of margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 315 x 450mm (12½ x 17¾ inches).

Reference: 15407

Price: £48

Algerii sarace norum urbis fortis simæ. In Numidia Africæ provincia...…

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1574-.

The Capital of Algieria, Algiers. Published in Vol. II of Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. A splendid view of the walled city and port, extensive key below gives all the important landmarks and locations.

Condition: Fine original colour; with some modern embellishment, some soiling and staining to the margins, small area of paper loss and repaired tear to upper part of centrefold, visible when held up to the light, light staining to centrefold and other minor soiling, otherwise quite good.

Size: 350 x 495mm (13¾ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 10010

Price: £320

Algier. Fortificato Di Novo MD LXXI.

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VALEGIO, Francesco.

Origin: Venice, 1595.

A miniature map-view of the Port of Algiers. One of only six views by Martin Rota published in 'Raccolta di le piv illustri et famose citta di tutto il mondo'. Similar in size to the views by Francesco Valegio, but not in appearance.

Condition: Uncoloured; light water staining, mainly to margins, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 85 x 120mm (3¼ x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 9576

Price: £120

Anciennes Libye Interievre.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683, French text edition.

A miniature map of North West Africa. From the 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the margins and minor soiling, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 145 x 110mm (5¾ x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 15405

Price: £21

Aphrodisium

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MEISNER, Daniel.

Origin: Frankfurt, 1623-.

A miniature view of the city of Aphrodisium, now persent day Annaba in the north east corner of Algeria. The foreground shows a man leading three donkeys. With a text in two languages underneath the picture. The poet Daniel Meisner from Komotau worked in Frankfurt 1623, initially producing in parts this work "Thesaurus Philo-Politicus", each one containing about fifty plans and printed by Eberhard Kieser.

Condition: Uncoloured; light soiling to the margins, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 90 x 145mm (3½ x 5¾ inches).

Reference: 15450

Price: £35

Barbaria pars Africae, Comprae: hendens praecipua Loca versus littoria Maris Mediterranei.

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JODE, Gerard de.

Origin: Antwerp, 1578.

From the 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum'.Two maps on one sheet of the north Africa coast from The Holy Land to Western Sahara. Shows, Morocco,Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Decorated with ships and animals, including a lion and an elephant.

Condition: Fine dark impression, loss of paper in the sea area, expertly repaired and reinstated, hardly noticeable from the front, printers crease to upper margin extending into printed surface by about 3 inches, otherwise a good example.

Size: 355 x 455mm (14 x 18 inches).

Reference: 6131

Price: £580

Barbaria pars Africae, Comprae: hendens praecipua Loca versus littoria Maris Mediterranei.

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JODE, Gerard de.

Origin: Antwerp, 1593.

From the 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum'.Two maps on one sheet of the north Africa coast from The Holy Land to Western Sahara. Shows, Morocco,Tunisia, Libya and Egypt. Decorated with ships and animals, including a lion and an elephant.

Condition: Fine dark impression; very light age-toning to the upper part of centrefold, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 355 x 455mm (14 x 18 inches).

Reference: 12745

Price: £750

Barbaria.

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HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1636, English text edition.

A fine map of the Barbary coast (Northern Africa), from Morocco to the Nile Delta. Two smaller maps occupy the lower part of the sheet, Tunes and the Nile Delta in more detail. Translated into English by Henry Hexham - Quatermaster to the Regiment of Colonel Goring. UNCOMMON.

Condition: Original colour; minor defects mostly confined to the lower part of centrefold and slight soiling to the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 355 x 470mm (14 x 18½ inches).

Reference: 7037

Price: £210

Barbaria.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1616.

A miniature map of North Africa showing the western Mediterranean Sea, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia, Spain and Portugal. Decorated with a sailing ship

Condition: Coloured; slight show through of text from verso, mainly on the blank margin, otherwise a good example.

Size: 95 x 135mm (3¾ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 15394

Price: £48

Barbarie.

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MALTE-BRUN.

Origin: Paris, 1812.

A map of North Africa, with decorative title cartouche showing an ostrich and a lion.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 280 x 420mm (11 x 16½ inches).

Reference: 15403

Price: £32

Barbary.

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GIBSON, John.

Origin: London, 1792.

Two miniature maps on one sheet, showing the whole of the north coast of Africa. From the 'Atlas Minimus', drawn and engraved by John Gibson , revised, corrected and improved by Emanuel Bowen.

Condition: Uncoloured; brown stain in upper margin, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 65 x 95mm (2½ x 3¾ inches).

Reference: 7636

Price: £21

Caire.

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MALLET, Alain Manesson.

Origin: Paris, 1683.

A finely engraved prospect view of Cairo, from 'Description de l'Univers", a five volume work.

Condition: Coloured, highlighted with gum arabic; light age-toning to margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 150 x 110mm (6 x 4¼ inches).

Reference: 13031

Price: £55

Cairus quae olim Babylon; Aegypti Maxima Urbs.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1574-.

From Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. 1517 saw the end of the Mamluk Empire when Turks under Selim I entered Cairo, this stylised pictorial plan shows the capital of Egypt during early Ottoman rule. The sweeping River Nile divides the figured foreground, with a pictorial representation of the Pyramids and the Sphinx on the right and the walled city beyond.

Condition: Coloured; some minor marginal soiling, small nicks to the edge of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 335 x 480mm (13¼ x 19 inches).

Reference: 8063

Price: £850

Cairus quae olim Babylon; Aegypti Maxima Urbs.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1574-.

From Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. 1517 saw the end of the Mamluk Empire when Turks under Selim I entered Cairo, this stylised pictorial plan shows the capital of Egypt during early Ottoman rule. The sweeping River Nile divides the figured foreground, with a pictorial representation of the Pyramids and the Sphinx on the right and the walled city beyond.

Condition: Coloured; some soiling and staining mainly to margins, minor marginal nicks, otherwise a good example.

Size: 335 x 480mm (13¼ x 19 inches).

Reference: 11610

Price: £690

Carte de la Barbarie, Nigritie et de la Guinée avec les Pays Voisins.

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CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1719.

A fine map of Western Africa, shows the islands of the Canaries, Cape Verde, Madeira and the Azores.

Condition: Uncoloured; dark impression, fine condition.

Size: 400 x 510mm (15¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10289

Price: £280

Carte de la Partie Septentrionale D'Afrique ou de la Barbarie.

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BONNE, Rigobert.

Origin: Paris, 1778.

A small map of Northern Africa, published in the 'Atlas Portatif' of 1781.

Condition: Uncoloured; light spotting in the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 205 x 315mm (8 x 12½ inches).

Reference: 15396

Price: £32

Egypt and Arabia Petræa.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Company, 1851.

With engraved vignettes of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan at Cairo, Alexandria, Ruins of the Great Temple, Karnac and the Great Sphinx, Gizeh [sic]. 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; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 360 x 250mm (14¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 7492

Price: £78

Egypt, Nubia and Abissinia.

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GIBSON, John.

Origin: London, 1792.

A miniature map of Egypt, showing the Nile. From the 'Atlas Minimus', drawn and engraved by John Gibson , revised, corrected and improved by Emanuel Bowen.

Condition: Uncoloured; minor brown stain to left margin, otherwise fine.

Size: 95 x 65mm (3¾ x 2½ inches).

Reference: 7638

Price: £32

Egypte divisée en see Douze Cassilies ou Gouvernemens.

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1680.

A map of Egypt, from Sanson's "L'Amerique en Plusiers Cartes Nouvelles", probably engraved by Antony de Winter and published 1683.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning and spotting to margins, overall very good condition.

Size: 275 x 205mm (10¾ x 8 inches).

Reference: 13007

Price: £90

Fessæ et Marocchi Regna.

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HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1636, English text edition.

A fine map of Morocco and Western Sahara, showing the Canaries and Madeira. Inset map of Penõn de Velez (Al-Hoceima). Translated into English by Henry Hexham - Quatermaster to the Regiment of Colonel Goring. UNCOMMON.

Condition: Original colour; minor defects mostly confined to the lower part of centrefold and slight soiling to the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 360 x 480mm (14¼ x 19 inches).

Reference: 7036

Price: £380

In Notitiam Ecclesiasticam Africæ Tabula Geographica.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Paris, 1700.

A decorative map of Ecclesiastical Northern Africa, shows the coast from Morocco to Libya. Also shows the Iberian Peninsular, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, Italy, Sicily and Malta.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning and soiling to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 485 x 640mm (19 x 25¼ inches).

Reference: 10163

Price: £130

L'Egitto Antico e Moderno.

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ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1784.

Egypt, the Nile and the Red Sea with decorative title cartouche. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.

Condition: Original colour; light marginal staining, sign of old vertical crease near centrefold, manuscript annotation in upper margin, otherwise a good example.

Size: 420 x 310mm (16½ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 8516

Price: £98

Lower Egypt and the Adjacent Deserts, with a Part of Palestine; to which has been added the nomenclature of the Roman age by L.S. de La Rochette.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1843.

A superbly detailed map of the Nile Delta and Egypt.

Condition: Original outline colour; light print offset, minor marginal spotting, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 535 x 745mm (21 x 29¼ inches).

Reference: 11311

Price: £190

Northern Africa.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851.

With engraved vignettes including panoramas of Marocco, Tunis and Algiers. 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; very minor marginal spotting, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 7470

Price: £38

Northern Africa.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851.

With engraved vignettes including panoramas of Marocco, Tunis and Algiers. 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, with some recent embellishment; very minor marginal spotting, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 250 x 340mm (9¾ x 13½ inches).

Reference: 15397

Price: £48

Province D'Alger.

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MIGEON, J.

Origin: Paris, 1882.

A highly decorative map of Algeria from his "Nouvel Atlas".

Condition: Original body colour; light age-toning and minor soiling to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 420 x 280mm (16½ x 11 inches).

Reference: 15400

Price: £45

Province D'Oran.

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MIGEON, J.

Origin: Paris, 1882.

A highly decorative map of North West Algeria around the area of Oran (Wahran), from his "Nouvel Atlas".

Condition: Original body colour; light age-toning and minor soiling to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 270 x 225mm (10¾ x 8¾ inches).

Reference: 15399

Price: £45

Province De Constantine.

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MIGEON, J.

Origin: Paris, 1882.

A highly decorative map of North East Algeria around the area of Constantine (Qacentina), from his "Nouvel Atlas".

Condition: Original body colour; light age-toning and minor soiling to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 425 x 295mm (16¾ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 15401

Price: £45