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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
762 Totius Africae Tabula & descriptio Universalis etiam ultra Ptolemaei extensa Africa
Sebastian Munster
1540
A
  $1,700.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13.6 x 10.1 inches)

This is one of the first modern maps of the whole continent. The Ptolemaic geography, with large rivers and convoluted mountains, is augmented from Portuguese and Arabic sources. From the Portuguese comes Caput Bonespei (Cape of Good Hope) and a small group of islands off the eastern coast named Zaphala Aurifodina that were supposedly the region from which King Solomon imported ...
763 [Africa] Africa
Sebastian Munster
1550
B
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.3 x 5 inches)

Strongly engraved woodblock map of the continent depicts the Nile's origins in twin lakes originating in the Motes Lunae, or Mountains of the Moon, based on Ptolemy's account of the region. It excludes the Horn of Africa and the Cape of Good Hope, but many kingdoms of central and north Africa are shown. On a sheet (8 x 12.3") of Latin text with a woodcut volcano at top and a charming depic...
764 [Lot of 7 - Africa] Africa
1599-1810
  $200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

This group of maps show Africa during a period of speculation concerning the interior of the continent.

1) Mauritania Nuova Tavola, Ruscelli, circa 1599. This Italian version of Ptolemy describes many rivers, enlarged lakes and mountains. A sea monster decorates the stipple engraved sea. Ref: Norwich #313. B/W, Italian text on verso. ( 9.5 x 7.3") The map has a gray overca...
765 Africa Africa
Nicolas Sanson
1700
B
  $275.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.75 x 7.75 inches)

Small copper engraved map that includes the Canary and Cape Verde Islands as well as Madagascar. The Nile originates from twin lakes below the Equator, near the Monts de la Lune. Very good detail with many towns, villages, rivers, etc. in the interior and soundings and shoals. Engraved by A. d'Winter.
766 [Lot of 17 - Africa] Africa
Anton Francois Prevost
1749
B+
  $130.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

Sharply engraved lot of maps, views and botanicals of Africa from Prevost's massive history of exploration. Most of the maps are by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, decorated with compass roses and ornamental cartouches. The lot includes a xerox copy of the title page.

1) Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique Depuis le Cap Blanc Jusqu'a Tanit details the Bay of Arguin on the Atlant...
767 Nieuwe Kaart van Africa na de Addlerlaastste Ondekking int Licht Gebracht Africa
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.5 x 10.8 inches)

Handsome map of the continent with the title in a simple block-style cartouche. Filled with interesting and fairly accurate cartography based on Delisle. The Nile is shown according to Paez and inland from Zanzibar lies a long lake Maravi (Malawi). The Hottentottens occupy the southern tip.
768 Kaart van Africa Africa
Willem Albert Bachiene
1785
A+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.5 x 8.2 inches)

An interesting map of the continent with an interior that is mostly blank with some information beginning to take shape. Lake Chad is noted as Chana, and Lake Malawi (Maravi) is named in South Africa. The currents in the surrounding ocean are indicated, and the map is titled with ornate script within a block-style cartouche.
769 [Lot of 12 - Africa] Africa
1800-1876
  $475.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

This is a great group of maps from the nineteenth century showing a period of intense exploration in Africa.

1) Africa John Rapkin, John Tallis & Co., London, circa 1850. Finely engraved with 5 attractive vignettes and a decorative border. Original outline color. (12.5 x 9.5"). Two small wormholes near bottom of map. Soiling in margins. Grade B+.
2) Afrique...
770 [Lot of 3 - Africa] Africa
1830-71
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

Peak Teneriffe and St. Helena are expertly rendered views of the African coast with scenes of ships and longboats navigating rough seas. Dramatic mountains and skies make up the background. A. Fullarton & Co., London and Edinburgh, 1871, B/W. (6x 3.8"). Grade A. A View of the City & Port of Alexandria & Isle of Pharos is an uncolored copper plate engraving showing numerou...
771 Afrique Africa
Victor Levasseur
1849
B
  $110.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 17 x 11.3 inches)

This decorative 19th century map of the continent is colored to show the colonial possessions and major tribal kingdoms. The interior is mostly void of detail, with the exception of the mythical Monts de la Lune, or Mountains of the Moon in the center of the continent. These legendary mountains were long thought to be the source for the Nile, dating back to Ptolemy. Stanley traced a fluv...
772 [Lot of 2] Map of Africa from the Latest Authorities [and] Gray's Atlas Map of Africa 1873 Africa
1856-73
B+
  $50.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1) Map of Africa from the Latest Authorities is one of the more attractive 19th century maps of the continent with a legend identifying colonial possessions. At bottom left is a large inset of the Republic of Liberia, reflecting the American influence there and the efforts of the American Colonization Society to repatriate freed Negroes to Africa. Liberia was founded in 1847 with it's gov...
773 Afrique Africa
A.H. Dufour
1864
A
  $140.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 29.5 x 21.5 inches)

A large, and beautifully engraved steel-plate map of the continent includes the Arabian Peninsula, a portion of Asia Minor, and the Canary and Seychelles Islands. This highly detailed example shows partially developed topography with presumed courses of rivers, and large, unexplored areas left blank. Other interesting details include desert trade routes and the Montagnes de la Lune, or the Mo...
774 Aegypti Recentior Descriptio / Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinus Typus Africa - Northern
Abraham Ortelius
1592
A
  $325.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9 x 12.5 inches)

This is Ortelius' two map sheet of modern Egypt and Tunis. The sheet has been trimmed, removing the third map on the engraved plate, Natoliae. Alexandria, Cairo, the Pyramids and the Carthage aqueducts appear on the two maps. The map of Carthage also features a variety of ships in the Mediterranean Sea.
775 Nova Barbariae Descriptio Africa - Northern
Jan Jansson
1631
B+
  $220.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20.5 x 13.8 inches)

This decorative map of the whole of North Africa covers from Morocco to the Nile delta, with considerable spurious detail in the interior. The land is filled with all kinds of charming detail, including a pair of fanciful dragons, elephants, ostriches, antelopes and monkeys. An interesting little barge lies at the mouth of the Nile. The map is further embellished with decorative title and scale o...
776 Royme. et Desert de Barca et l'Egypte Divisee en ses douze Caffifs, ou Gouvernements Africa - Northern
Nicolas Sanson
1679
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 20 x 13 inches)

An attractive map covering northern Africa from Tripoli to Egypt and the Red Sea. The topography is rather sketchy with mountain ranges and oases noted prominently. The map is adorned with a pyramid-flanked cartouche.
777 A New Map of the North Part of Antient Africa Shewing the Chiefe People, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. in Mauritania, Numidia, Africa Propria, Libya Propria, and Egypt Africa - Northern
Edward Wells
1700
B
  $240.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.2 x 14.3 inches)

This is a most unusual and interesting map with an odd orientation; the northern coastline is shown top to bottom on the left side of the map, with the coast of Egypt and the course of the Nile shown on the right side with north oriented to top. Dividing the two maps is a very large title cartouche, with two odd-looking European surveyors, the coat of arms of the Duke of Gloucester, a lion, a cro...
778 'T Koningryk en de Woestyne van Barca en Aegypten' Africa - Northern
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.8 x 6.5 inches)

Lovely map covering eastern Libya and Egypt. There is good detail along the Nile and several oases are shown with pictorial representations of topography and towns. Engraved by A. d'Winter for an uncommon Dutch edition.
779 Gedeelte van Barbaryen, Waar in Legt 't Ryk van Algiers Verdeelt in Zyne Landschappen 't Gedeelte van Biledulgerid Waar in Leggen Tegoraryn, Zeb enz. Africa - Northern
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A+
  $90.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.1 x 7.5 inches)

Nice map covering the region of present-day northern Algeria fully engraved with mountains and oasis and a decorative title cartouche.
780 [Lot of 3] Aegyptus Inferior sive Delta [and] Mauretania et Numidia [and] Le Coste di Barbaria Ouvero I Regni di Marocco di Fez di Algeri di Tunisi di Tripoli coi Paesi Circonvicini North Africa and Egypt
[blank]
1720-1784
B
  $180.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

An attractive trio of 18th century maps detailing the coastal area of ancient North Africa.

1) Aegyptus Inferior sive Delta is a sharply engraved map of ancient Egypt covering the Nile Delta region. Major cities are shown with an extensive network of roads and the pyramids are prominent. The title cartouche incorporates several Egyptian coins. The map is by Christopher Weigel...
781 Marocchi Regnum Africa - Northwestern
Mercator/Jansson
1631
A+
  $110.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7.4 x 5.7 inches)

A very attractive small map of Morocco decorated with two strapwork cartouches and flourishing calligraphy. Mountains, cities and forests fill the land. The capital city of Marruecos (Marrakech) is prominently shown. German text on verso
782 'T Ryk van Fez, Verdeelt in Zeven Landschappen, Getrokken uit Sanutus, enz Africa - Northwestern
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A+
  $60.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.4 x 8 inches)

Charming and finely engraved map of the Kingdom of Fez in Morocco filled with mountain ranges, oases and cities. The map is surmounted by a striking, strapwork cartouche.
783 'T Koninkryk van Marocco, verdeelt in Zeven Landschappen, enz Africa - Northwestern
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.3 x 7.3 inches)

Charming and finely engraved map of Morocco filled with mountain ranges, oases and cities. The map is adorned with a striking cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d' Winter.
784 Het Westelyk gedeelte van het Oude Vaste Land, van Lisbon tot aan de Rivier Sierra Leona; benevens de Madera, Kanarische en Kaap Verdesche Eilanden. Africa - Northwestern
Willem Albert Bachiene
1785
A+
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.5 x 12.5 inches)

An attractive map of the northwest coast of Africa including Madeira, the Canary and Cape Verde Islands, as well as Morocco and the Strait of Gibraltar, and extending to Biafra. The title is contained at top in a graceful cartouche draped with garland, and a decorative scale of miles balances the bottom of the map.
785 [Die Statt Alfair] Egypt
Sebastian Munster
1598
A
  $220.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15.2 x 9.2 inches)

An outstanding 16th century woodblock city plan of Cairo with amazing detail of the buildings, gardens, temples, palaces, farms, and markets. The Nile is shown with fishing boats, irrigation systems and even crocodiles. The pyramids are also depicted. Title is printed on verso.
786 Aegyptus et Cyrene Egypt
Philipp Cluver
1697
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.5 x 5 inches)

This strongly engraved map details the Mediterranean coast from the Red Sea to Libya and south to Garama. There is good detail along the Nile River valley, but only scattered placenames in the interior. The very decorative title cartouche features a trio of pyramids.
787 Appendix Tab. III. Africae, Aegyptum Inferiorem Exhibens Egypt
Mercator/Ptolemy
1698
A
  $150.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14.3 x 9.7 inches)

Lovely map of the Nile delta based on the Ptolemaic model. Mercator originally published this map in his 1578 edition of Ptolemy's great Geography. Although he is most renowned today for the projection he popularized and for first using the term Atlas for a collection of maps, he devoted much of his life to his Ptolemaic maps. The maps were beautifully engraved as nearly as possible to t...
788 Karte von Egypten' Egypt
Johannes Walch
1830
C+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21 x 19 inches)

This interesting map of Egypt is based on the earlier map of the region by Robert de Vaugondy, per the title. It is inset with an unusual representation of the harbor of Alexandria at top right, surrounded by depictions of important structures. The lower right has illustrations of three obelisks with the hieroglyphics clearly delineated.
789 Zanguebar. Getrokken uit Sanutus, enz. / T'Gedeelte van Zanguebar. Waar in de Kusten van Ajan, en Abex, enz. Getrokken uit Sanutus, enz. Africa - Eastern
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A+
  $75.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11.7 x 7.2 inches)

Two maps on one sheet covering the eastern part of Africa. On the left is a map of Mozambique and Tanzania, and on the right is a larger map of Somalia and Ethiopia including the Red Sea and western Saudi Arabia. The map provides a good amount of information, particularly on the major trading cities. From a Dutch edition of Sanson's pocket atlas.
790 Carte de la Cote Orientale d'Afrique depuis l'Isle de Patte jusques a Mocambique, avec les Isles adjacentes Africa - Eastern
Jean B.N.D. d' Apres de Mannevillette
1775-78
A+
  $325.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19 x 26 inches)

A handsome sea chart draws the coastline of East Africa from Kenya near Pate Island past Tanzania to Mozambique, including Cape Delgado and ending around Mocambique. A portion of Madagascar peeks into the bottom right; the islands of Zanzibar, Comoros, Mayotte, Moheli, and Anjouan are shown.
791 Guinea Africa - Western
Mercator/Hondius
1637
B+
  $100.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7.25 x 5.75 inches)

A beautiful small map of the west coast of Africa covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon with a large decorative inset of I. S. Thomae. Further embellished with a sea monster and strapwork title cartouche. English text on verso.
792 Pascaarte van Guinea van Capo Verde tot Capo de bon Esperance Africa - Western
Arnold Colom
1654
B
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 21.8 x 25.2 inches)

Superb sea chart of the west coast of Africa from one of the most important Dutch sea-atlases. The Zee Atlas is one of the largest format sea-atlases published in Amsterdam during the period, and also one of the scarcest. A handsome chart with two compass roses and rhumb lines providing excellent detail of the coastline.
793 Pas Caarte vande Gryen-Cust en Adaows Qua Quaas' Africa - Western
Johannes van Keulen
1715
A
  $350.00
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Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.8 x 20 inches)

This sea chart of the west coast of Africa from Sierra Leone to Cape Three Points, Ghana, includes Liberia and the Ivory Coast. The map is superbly adorned with sailing ships, compass roses and the cartouches are surrounded by natives with elephants, ivory, and a lone European.
794 Guinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum maxima pars' Africa - Western
Haas/Homann Heirs
1743
B
  $300.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22 x 18 inches)

This remarkable map is one of the most detailed maps of West Africa produced during the mid-eighteenth century. Information is confined only to those regions that were well known and it is particularly well delineated along the Niger River and the coast where there are extensive notations. The map is embellished with a large vignette of a native village with the distance scales engraved onto ele...
795 Congo Regnum Christian in Africa Africa - Central
Ortelius/Vrients
1609
A
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 5.5 x 9.2 inches)

This decorative miniature map of the Congo has amazing detail, decoration; elaborate cartouche, sea monster, and a sailing ship in the stippled sea. Latin text on verso.
796 Abissinorum Regnu Africa - Central
Mercator/Hondius
1620
B+
  $65.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 7 x 5.4 inches)

Charming little map with a fair amount of detail along the Horn of Africa, reflecting Colonial trading interests. The Ptolemaic sources for the Nile are shown in the twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan below the Equator. The map is decorated with a strapwork title and scale cartouche incorporated together. Latin text on verso.
797 Het Gedeelte van Opper-Ethiopien. Waar in leggen 't Ryk van Abissinien, en Nubien, enz. Central Africa
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A+
  $210.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8.3 x 11.6 inches)

An attractive map focused on the fictitious Ptolemaic twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan that were purported to be the source of the Nile, located at the foot of the mythical Lunae Montes, or Mountains of the Moon, often identified as the Ruwenzori Mountains in Uganda. The map is filled with fictitious place names and topography, all meticulously detailed and engraved by Antoine de Winter for ...
798 A General Map of the River Sanaga; from the Falls of Govina to the Ocean; taken by a French Engineer in 1718' / Map of ye Entrance of the Sanaga. / Island of Sanaga or St. Louis. Africa - Central
J. B. Labat
1718
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 15 x 9.2 inches)

An unusual sheet with 3 maps detailing the course of the Senegal River and the island of Saint-Louis that is located within it. The large map on top is inset with a map of the Country about Fort St. Joseph in Galam. Based on a map by D'Anville and engraved by G. Child.
799 Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior Africa - Southern
Willem Blaeu
1635
B
  $500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.5 x 15 inches)

This handsome map formed the standard for the depiction of South Africa throughout the 17th century, covering the region from Congo-Zanzibar to the Cape. Blaeu based the map on Portuguese exploration and most detail is confined to the coastlines. There are two large lakes in the interior, one unnamed and the other called Zachef, which is the lake out of which the Zambere (Zambesi ...
800 Caerte vande Cabo de Bona Esperanca en haer gelegentheyt daer omtrent. Africa - Southern
Johann Nieuhoff
1682
B+
  $350.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 14 x 11 inches)

A striking map of the Cape of Good Hope showing an inventive inset of Table Bay at the lower left. The interior of the map is filled with elephants, a rhinoceros, lion, ostriches and snakes to name a few. A road stretches from Table Bay to the interior. A dotted line between Table Bay and False Bay represents a proposed canal that was not undertaken, and a notation of Uytegedeelt lant (di...
801 Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres Africa - Southern, Madagascar
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B
  $425.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.8 x 18.6 inches)

This meticulously detailed map is emblematic of all Delisle's works, distinguished by his scientific approach to cartography. His work was the basis of most African maps made in the 18th century. The map is filled with information concerning European trade, native kingdoms, and mineral wealth. It covers Africa south of the Equator and includes Madagascar and several islands in the Indian Ocean....
802 Kaart van het Kanaal van Mosambique bevattende het Eiland Madagascar en de Ooetkust van Africa, van de Kaap de Goede Hoop tot Melinde Africa - Southern
Willem Albert Bachiene
1785
A
  $70.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.5 x 8.3 inches)

A crisply engraved map of the southern coast of Africa, including the island of Madagascar, and focused on the channel between the island and the coast. The map is inset with a closer view of the coastline from St. Helena top the Cape of Good Hope. The map is decorated with a pair of garlanded cartouches.
803 [Lot of 3 - Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives] Indian Ocean & India
1764-75
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.5 x 8.4 inches)

1) Cartes Particulieres des Isles de France, de Bourbon et de Rodrigue, Bonne, 1775 (12.5" x 8.4") uncolored, from Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre. A general chart with trade winds noted, plus 3 well-engraved insets with good detail of the islands of Reunion, Mauritius and Rodrigue. An erupting volcano is shown on Bourbon, now known as Reunion. Good impressi...
804 Plan of the Isle Rodrigues, commonly called Diego Rays Island Indian Ocean
Jean B.N.D. d' Apres de Mannevillette
1778
A
  $425.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19 x 12.8 inches)

Uncommon sea chart of the strategically important Rodrigues Island, located east of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Inset at left is "A Particular Plan of the Northern Part of Madagascar from Insandria to Cape Ambro." Published by Sayer and Bennett.



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