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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
692 Africae Tabula Nova Africa
Abraham Ortelius
1570
A
  $1,100.00
Closed
   
Ortelius' Cornerstone Map of Africa

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This striking map is one of the cornerstone maps of Africa and remained the standard map of Africa well into the seventeenth century. It was designed by Ortelius from elements of contemporary maps by Gastaldi, Mercator, and Forlani and used several recent sources: Ramusio in Navigationi et Viaggi (1550), Joao de Barros in Decadas da Asia (1552), and Leo Africanus in Histor...
693 Affricae Tabula Nova Africa
Munster/Petri
1598
B+
  $325.00
Closed
   

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Based on Orteliusí map of 1570, this map appears in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia. The woodblock map is elegantly engraved in the style of copper engravings. It depicts the continent with a jagged coastline with several prominent bays. In the interior there are several large lakes, including the twin lakes source of the Nile. The coast of Brazil appears in the lower left ...
694 Africa Africa
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $70.00
Closed
   

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This handsome miniature map of Africa is lacking a great deal of detail but is interesting for its strange depiction of the Nile, which originates in a large lake south of the Equator. From this lake four large rivers flow to the seas: the Nile to the Mediterranean, the Congo to the Atlantic, what could be the Zambeze to the Indian Ocean, and a fourth spurious river flowing south. There are only...
695 Africae Descriptio Africa
Mercator/Jansson
1630
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Fine small map of Africa, which is based largely on the work of Hernicus Hondius and incorporates information from Bleauís map of 1617, especially on the river systems. Though smaller in size, the map includes more place names than Hondius' 1607 folio map of the continent. It is decorated with a delicate title cartouche. Engraved by Abraham Goos. Dutch text on verso.
696 Africae Nova Descriptio Africa
Willem Blaeu
1643
A
  $3,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Blaeu's Carte-a-Figures Map of Africa in Full Original Color

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This is one of the most decorative seventeenth century maps of the African continent and a superb example of the Dutch carte-a-figures style. The map is surrounded on three sides with vignettes of native peoples and nine principal cities. The Nile is shown according to Ptolemy with its sources arising in the lakes Zaire and Zaflan, the fictitious Lake Sachaf of Laurent Fries...
697 A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities or Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. Africa
Edward Wells
1701
B+
  $180.00
Closed
   

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For his New Sett of Maps, Edward Wells produced an ancient and a modern map for each subject. On his modern map of Africa, Wells depicts both the traditional twin lake source of the Nile and the correct source of the Blue Nile in the Abyssinian highlands, which credits the information to Hiob Ludolf (Ludolfus). For the other major river systems the map follows the important Jaillot map of...
698 Afrique Africa
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
  $70.00
Closed
   

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This handsome small map of Africa is filled with spurious cartography, including a depiction of the Nile River (Nils des Anciens) originating from the two Ptolemaic source lakes south of the equator. The source of the Blue Nile is correctly located at Lake Tana in East Africa and the Niger River is shown with its traditional source at Lac Niger just north of the equator. Two St. He...
699 Africa, Concinnata Secundum Observationes Membror. Acad. Regal. Scientiarum et Nonnullorum Aliorum, et Juxta Recentissimas Annotationes Africa
Tobias Conrad Lotter
1778
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This map is based on the second state of Delisle's 1700 foundation map of Africa. The Nile is correctly shown with its origins in Abyssinia and the other major rivers are shown fairly accurately. Several native kingdoms are named, along with numerous notations. The title cartouche was copied from Delisle's map as well and includes elephants, an ostrich, natives and a man wrestling a crocodile.
700 Africa, Agreeable to the Most Approved Maps and Charts Africa
Thomas Kitchin
1782
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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A copper engraved map of Africa depicting typical late 18th century knowledge of the continent. The Nile is shown originating from tiny twin lakes in the Lunar Mts. located above the equator. The title cartouche features an African queen with exotic animals and a faint engraving of the pyramids in the background. Numerous tribal names are shown throughout.
701 Afrique Africa
E. Andriveau-Goujon
1876
A
  $85.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This striking map of Africa shows political divisions, towns and cities, rivers, lakes, mountains, deserts, and more. A large section in the interior surrounding the equator is largely blank. Madagascar appears in fine detail, and the smaller island groups in the Atlantic and Indian oceans are located as well. A key at bottom left explains the color-coding system that delineates the holdings of...
702 Barbariae et Biledulgerid, Nova Descriptio Northern Africa
Abraham Ortelius
1595
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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Handsome map of the famed Barbary coast based on Gastaldi's Africa. The map extends from Morocco to Libya and the western Mediterranean showing the proximity of the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia, southern Italy and Sicily. Richly engraved with place names, mountains, and numerous spurious lakes in the Sahara Desert. The title is contained in a strapwork panel across the top. Two fantasti...
703 Nieuwe Pascaart voor een Gedeelte van de Zeekusten van Barbaria Beginnende van C: Rusato tot Alexandria als Mede t' Meeste Gedeelte van t' Eylandt Candia Northern Africa
Johannes van Keulen
1682
B
  $150.00
Closed
   

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Interesting sea chart of portions of the Libyan and Egyptian coasts from Cap Rusato (Darnah) to Alexandria. It is embellished with rhumb lines throughout and is oriented with north and the Mediterranean at the bottom. Decorated with two compass roses, a sailing ship and a galley ship. A large title cartouche, surmounted by figures and the coat of arms of the Barbary Corsairs, dominates t...
704 Le Coste di Barbaria Ouvero i Regni di Marocco di Fez di Algeri di Tunisi di Tripoli coi Paesi Circonvicini Northern Africa
Antonio Zatta
1784
A
  $90.00
Closed
   

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This is an uncommon map of the northern part of Africa that extends to show much of the Mediterranean, including the southern portions of Spain and Italy. The title is displayed on a weathered monument within a cluster of exotic plants.
705 Algerii Saracenorum Urbis fortissimae, in Numidia Africae Provincia s Tructae, iuxta Balearicos fluctus Maeditereranei aequoris Hispaniam contra Othomanor Pricipu imperio redactae, imago Algiers, Algeria
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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A superb and detailed plan of the city of Algiers with its surrounding fortifications and estates. A figure at bottom, dressed in turban and kaftan, symbolizes that this once important port of the Kingdom of Aragon is now ruled by the Ottoman Empire. A key at bottom identifies the important sites including five great mosques. French text on verso.
706 Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarica Portus et Vrbis Munitae Oran una cum' Oran, Algeria
Homann Heirs
1732
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Very interesting chart of the city of Oran and the surrounding coastline on the Barbary coast. The top portion is a bird's eye view of the fort and city and at the bottom is a view as seen from the sea. There are numerous different types of ships and boats, including a battle scene. A lettered key identifies a number of locations on the chart and view.
707 Tunes Urbs - Tunetis Urbis, ac Novae eius Arcis, et Guletae, quae Philippo Hispan Regi Parent... Tunis, Tunisia
Braun & Hogenberg
1576
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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Dramatic view of the city of Tunis illustrating the Turkish siege of 1574. The city, which had been occupied by the Spanish since 1535, is protected by two forts and an inner harbor labeled Stagnum. The Turkish fleet of oared ships fills the outer harbor and skirmishes are depicted throughout the view. This view was first published in 1575, thus providing its European audience with a con...
708 [On 2 Sheets] Aegyptus Antiqua Egypt
Abraham Ortelius
1584
A
  $2,100.00
Closed
   
Ortelius' Rare Two-Sheet Map of Egypt

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This stunning two-sheet map of ancient Egypt is one of the most decorative and dramatic of maps prepared by Ortelius himself. It derives from the cartographic sources of Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo and Plinius. The top sheet includes an inset of Alexandria and its surroundings, and the bottom sheet features a dedication cartouche to the humanist and medical doctor Scipio Fabio from Bologna. A lar...
709 Aegyptus Hodierna Egypt
Johann Baptist Homann
1740
A
  $170.00
Closed
   

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This magnificent, graphic map of Egypt is focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces.
710 [Lot of 2] Lower Egypt [and] Egypt Egypt
1825-31
A
  $70.00
Closed
   

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A. Lower Egypt, by Aaron Jr. and Samuel Arrowsmith, dated 1825, hand color (11.8 x 8.9"). A detailed map of northern Egypt following the path of the Nile and spanning the region from Alexandria to Damietta. Highly detailed, it locates several roads linking Cairo to Suez. Filled with notations, especially along the Mediterranean coast. Condition: Original color with a few faint spots.
711 Suite de la Coste de Guinee Depuis le Cap Apollonia Jusqu'a la Riviere de Volta ou la Coste d'Or Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs Western Africa
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1747
A
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 20%

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This map shows the Gold Coast and part of the Ivory Coast along the Gulf of Guinea, stretching from approximately Abidjan, Ivory Coast to the Volta River in Ghana. A number of locations are identified along the coast as well as further inland, with several locations noted as being rich in gold. Decorated with two rococo cartouches, with an alternate Dutch title below the map. Engraved by Jan Va...
712 Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorum Imperii Descriptio Central Africa
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $800.00
Closed
   

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This great map depicts the central African kingdom of Prester John, the mythical Christian priest-king who, according to legend, provided a bulwark against Barbarians and was an ally to the Crusaders. Ortelius designed this map himself using geographical information including Gastaldi's 1564 map of Africa. The mythical twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are shown as the origin of the N...
713 Tabula Nova Partis Africae Southern Africa
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
  $1,100.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $100! Fries Woodblock Map of South Africa

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This woodcut map of southern Africa is a reduced version of Waldseemuller's map of 1513. The map extends north to the equator, and includes part of Madagascar. The coastlines are filled with the names of rivers and bays, primarily from Portuguese sources. The Mountains of the Moon (Mone Lune) are shown at top with a notation that they are the source of the Nile River. The interior conta...
714 The Dutch Colony of the Cape of Good Hope Southern Africa
William Faden
1795
A
  $240.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 50%!

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This is the second edition of this map that was first published in 1782. It covers the region from Klipping Island and St. Helen's Bay in the north to to False Bay in the south. Topography is well depicted with the Drakenstein Mountains prominently engraved along the eastern coastline. Individual settlements are drawn on the map along with two keys at left identifying important locations. Ador...


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