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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Africae Tabula Nova.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1570-, Latin text edition.

This beautiful map although derivative is nevertheless one of the cornerstones of any African map collection. (Tooley). Geographically a close copy of Gastaldi's map of 1564, Ortelius adding only one new name Cayneca and making his Cape more pointed. Zanzibar is now on the West Coast and the Nile is based on Ptolemy. It is difficult to date this map precisely, van den Broecke indicates that the number 4 on the verso and the Latin text appears first in 1570, there are a further six editions with Latin text until 1603, when the date under the title is removed. This example has the date 1570.

Condition: Original colour; light soiling to margins, very short split to the lower margin at centrefold, otherwise a superb example.

Size: 375 x 505mm (14¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 15714

Price: £1700

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Africae Tabula Nova.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1570-1603, Latin text edition.

This beautiful map although derivative is nevertheless one of the cornerstones of any African map collection. (Tooley). Geographically a close copy of Gastaldi's map of 1564, Ortelius adding only one new name Cayneca and making his Cape more pointed. Zanzibar is now on the West Coast and the Nile is based on Ptolemy. It is difficult to date this map precisely, van den Broecke indicates that the number 4 on the verso and the Latin text appears first in 1570, there are a further six editions with Latin text until 1603, when the date under the title is removed. This example still has the date 1570, but the copperplate has cracked in the title, indicating 1602.

Condition: Uncoloured; small hole in the lower margin, expertly repaired and hardly noticeable, otherwise a superb example.

Size: 375 x 505mm (14¾ x 20 inches).

Reference: 15715

Price: £1400

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Im Fluge durch die Welt (Flying through the World).

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ANON.

Origin: Germany, 1900.

A German postcard map of Africa, shows a camel and the pyramids, a parrot and a native of Africa.

Condition: Chromolithograph; a used postcard, with contemporary ink manuscript front and verso, postmarked "03", light age-toning.

Size: 140 x 88mm (5½ x 3½ inches).

Reference: 15680

Price: £24

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Presbiteri Iohannis, si:ve, Abissino:rum Imperii descriptio.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1598, French text edition.

A map of that part of Africa said to be the Kingdom of Prester John. The origin of the history of the fabled Prester John is probably gleened from fact. However, little is known of his exploits. This 'self styled' mediaeval Christian monarch ruled over much of the Far East, this idea was fairly universal throughout Europe from the 12th to the beginning of the 14th century. The Asiatic story faded for a while only to resurface later, but this time from Ethiopia. From Ortelius' 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', the first regularly produced, and uniform format, modern atlas of the World.

Condition: Finely coloured; some worming to the margins, particularly noticeable in the upper margin when held up to the light, all expertly repaired and these will be covered in matting and framing. Otherwise overall good paper and in very good condition.

Size: 370 x 440mm (14½ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 15707

Price: £920

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