Antique Maps of the African Islands

Carte de L'Isle de Bourbon, autrefois Mascarigne.


BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1750.

Map of Réunion, from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old vertical fold, otherwise very good.

Size: 210 x 250mm (8¼ x 9¾ inches).

Reference: 5300

Price: £68

Carte de l'Isle de Bourbon autrefois Mascareigne.


BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, 1758.

Map of Réunion, from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very slight age-toning, otherwise very good.

Size: 205 x 240mm (8 x 9½ inches).

Reference: 4195

Price: £85

Parte della Costa Orientale dell' Africa con l'Isola di Madagascar e le Carte particolari dell'Isole di Francia e di Borbon.


ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1784.

Three maps on one sheet, the main one of Madagascar and the east coast of Africa, the insets of Isle Bourbon and Mauritius. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.

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

Size: 315 x 405mm (12½ x 16 inches).

Reference: 8507

Price: £210

S. Lorenzo.



Origin: Venice, Alphonsus Lasor a Varea, 1713.

A fine map of Madagascar set in a page of text, first published 1572.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight overall age-toningand minor creasing to the text above and below the map.

Size: 105 x 150mm (4¼ x 6 inches).

Reference: 4215

Price: £85

Sancta Helena.


BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Judocus Hondius, 1616.

An uncommon miniature map of the island of Saint Helena. Possibly engraved by Salomon Rogiers.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light overall age-toning and minor marginal staining, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 95 x 135mm (3¾ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 9086

Price: £130

St Helena.


AA, Pieter van der.

Origin: Leiden, 1729.

A plan/view of the entire island of Saint Helena, an important staging and re-victualling post for shipping in the South Atlantic. Probably published in John Ogilby's work "Africa". It was based on the Dutch publication of two years earlier, by Jacob van Meurs, of Olfert Dapper's "Naukeurige Beschrijvinghe Der Afrikaensche ...". Using, in the main, the same copperplate maps and views.

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

Size: 250 x 320mm (9¾ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 15584

Price: £280

St Helena; The Bay of Agoa de Saldanha.


MOLL, Hermann.

Origin: London, 1727.

Two maps on one sheet, from Moll's "Atlas Minor".

Condition: Original colour; edges lightly age-toned.

Size: 280 x 200mm (11 x 7¾ inches).

Reference: 6218

Price: £160

This Geographical Plan of The Island & Forts of Saint Helena...


READ, Lieu. R. P.

Origin: London, Burgis & Barfoot, 1816.

A finely detailed map of St. Helena showing the residences of Napoleon Buonaparte. Engraved by Robert Kirkwood. This is appears to be the third of four states of the map and dated April 8, 1816. It shows changes in the residence of Napoleon from "Plantation House" on the first state to two new locations. The first is shown as "The Briars, Mr Balcombe" and the second at "Long Wood". "Plantation House", now has "The Residence of Sir H. Lowe, the Governor" added. The map is very similar to the John Seller map of 1675, orientated with south east at the top. In the bottom right corner are facsimiles of Buonaparte's signature, first as consul and then as Emperor. Also published by Laurie & Whittle, Baldwin & Craddock, Whitrow & Co., Burkitt & Hudson, J.Rippin and Allen.

Condition: Fine original body colour; lightly age-toned, some light soiling confined to the margins, some minor nicks to the edges of the paper, this appears to be a broadsheet with no centrefold, overall very good condition.

Size: 440 x 580mm (17¼ x 22¾ inches).

Reference: 15536

Price: £520

[No title]. St Helene.



Origin: [Paris, c.1660.

A small map of the island of St Helena, French in origin, but no indication as to the author or date.

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

Size: 140 x 117mm (5½ x 4½ inches).

Reference: 15593

Price: £80