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Browsing Africa.  Displaying records 1 - 31.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
695 Tabula Aphricae II Northern Africa
Ruscelli
1598
A
$120.00  

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This Ptolemaic map of northern Africa covers portions of Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya and extends to include the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The map identifies rivers and mountain ranges in the vicinity, and is decorated by a sea monster, sailing ship, and a stippled sea. Italian text on verso. From the fourth edition of Girolamo Ruscelli's translation of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia...
696 Barbariae et Biledulgerid, Nova Descriptio Northern Africa
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$275.00  

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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...
697 Carte de la Barbarie, Contenant les Royaumes de Maroc, de Fez, d'Alger, de Tunis et de Tripoli... Northern Africa
Robert de Vaugondy/Santini
1775
A
$200.00  

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This is the classically detailed and hard-to-find Italian edition of de Vaugondy's map of North Africa. The map covers the region from the Sahara to the southern reaches of Portugal, Spain, and Italy. There are plenty of place names and excellent detail of coastal features. The interior is left mostly blank except for several comments in French. It features a decorative title cartouche with a...
698 Oran Munita Urbs et Comodus Port in Ora Maritima Barbariae et Proprie in Regno Telensin... Algeria, Oran
Matthias Seutter
1740
B+
$350.00  

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This splendid plan typifies the style and format of a series of bird's-eye plans and panoramic profiles of major cities and ports published in Germany during the eighteenth century. At top is a map of the coastline showing the fortifications of the Algerian port of Oran and at bottom is a coastal view with a fleet of ships in the foreground. The chart is richly embellished with a large allegoric...
699 [Title on Verso] Tabula Prima Aphricae Continet Mauritania Tingitanam, & Mauritaniam Caesariensem Northwestern Africa
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
B+
$325.00  

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This fine Ptolemaic map is from the wood blocks of Laurent Fries, the famous physician, astrologer and geographer. The map covers northwestern Africa showing the regions that would become Morocco and Algeria and including the Strait of Gibraltar, here called Fretum Herculen. The topography is dominated by large rivers, convoluted mountain ranges, and the locations of ancient cities are no...
700 Tunes, Oppidum Barbarie & Regia Sedes... [on sheet with] Africa, olim Aphrodisium [and] Penon de Veles Northwestern Africa
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
B+
$400.00  

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This sheet contains three separate views: Tunis and Mahdia in Tunisia, and Penon de Velez in Morocco. Each depicts a raging battle scene, with Tunis' being fought on land while the other two show ferocious battles at port. Latin text on verso.
701 Estats et Royaumes de Fez et Maroc, Darha et Segelmesse, Tires de Sanuto de Marmol &c. Northwestern Africa
N. Sanson/Mariette
1655
B+
$180.00  

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This is a handsome map of today's Morocco and most of Algeria. It extends to include the southern tip of Spain and the Strait of Gibraltar. The map is filled with details including mountains, many rivers and dozens of place names and is embellished with a large decorative title cartouche. A nice example of Sanson's cartography, engraved by Jean Somer.
702 Egitto Nuova Tavola Egypt
Ruscelli
1574
B+
$240.00  

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This Ptolemaic map covers the Nile River delta. It is an earlier edition without the sea creatures in the stipple engraved sea. Italian text on verso. From the third edition of Girolamo Ruscelli's translation of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia, revised and corrected by Giovanni Malombra and printed by Giordano Ziletti.

See also lot 783 for Norwich's reference work on Africa, whic...
703 Aegyptus Antiqua. Terra suis Contenta Bonis, non Indiga Mercis Aut Iouis, in Solo Tanta est Fiducia Nilo Egypt
Abraham Ortelius
1595
A
$800.00  

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This handsome map is based on Ortelius' previous two-sheet map of Ancient Egypt with the cartographic sources of Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo, and Plinius. The map is oriented with north to the right and provides an excellent view of the Nile River valley. An inset of Alexandria and its surroundings is depicted at top. The map is adorned with a large strapwork title cartouche and ships sailing in ...
704 Nova Aegypti Tabula Northern Egypt
Johannes Blaeu
1670
B+
$475.00  

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This uncommon and beautiful map depicts northern Egypt and the Red Sea. It features title and distance scale cartouches, both flanked by figures, and a coat of arms emblazoned with three vipers. Two groups of pyramids are shown, to the southwest of Cairo and west of the Nile across from Qena. The map is oriented with north to the left. Published in a German version of Atlas Major. Blan...
705 Aegypti ac Nobilissimi ejus Fluminis a Cataractis usque ad Ostia Fidelis atque Accurata Descriptio... Eastern Egypt
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1746
A
$300.00  

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This handsome and detailed map focuses primarily on the Nile River. The banks of the Nile are teeming with place names, with a key at bottom right identifying cities, towns, ancient villages, tombs, ruins, monasteries, and much more. There are five insets that depict the changing conceptions of the river according to Herodotus, Strabo, Diodorus, Pliny, and Ptolemy. Below these insets, there is ...
706 Le Zanguebar Tire de Sanut &c. [on sheet with] Partie du Zanguebar ou sont les Costes d'Ajan et d'Abex &c... Eastern Africa
Nicolas Sanson
1703
A
$150.00  

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This attractive map, in two parts, covers the east coast of Africa from Mozambique to the Red Sea showing the prosperous trading ports. Each map has a decorative title cartouche.
707 Carte Particuliere de l'Egypte, de la Nubie et de l'Abyssinie, Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux, & les Observations les Plus Exactes Northeastern Africa & Arabia
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1728
B+
$200.00  

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This handsome map is based on the work of the important French cartographer Guillaume Delisle. It is a very detailed and fascinating view of northeastern Africa, the Red Sea, and the Arabian Peninsula showing the political divisions and kingdoms. The Blue Nile originates in the mountains near the L. de Dambee in the approximate location of Lake Tana, but there is no sign of Lake Victoria ...
708 Guinea Western Africa
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$110.00  

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Charming small map of the west coast of Africa covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon. The island of Sao Tome is shown in detail in an attractive inset map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's editions of the pocket atlas between 1628 and 1651. German text on verso.
709 Guinea Western Africa
Jan Jansson
1652
B+
$350.00  

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This is one of the most graphic and beautiful maps covering the coast from Sierra Leone to Gabon. The land is filed with animals and the sea is decorated with ships, sea monsters and compass roses. The large title cartouche features a native couple and four apes, one of which strongly resembles a human. To the left of the title, two child-like sea creatures carry a large elephant tusk, represen...
710 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
$110.00  

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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...
711 Aethiopia Superior vel Interior; Vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperium Central Africa
Johannes Blaeu
1640
B+
$550.00  

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Decorative map of eastern and central Africa depicting the legendary Christian kingdom of Prester John. Prester John was considered the good king who defeated the enemies of Christianity and was in part a response to Mongol and Islamic pressures on Christian Europe. The myth first located Prester John's kingdom in Asia, but it was later moved to Africa when explorers failed to find the kingdom i...
712 Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior. Partes Magis Septentrionales, quae hic Desiderantur, Vide in Tabula Aethiopiae Superioris Southern Africa, Madagascar
Willem Blaeu
1635
B+
$300.00  

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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 R...
713 Tabula Nova Partis Africae Southern Africa
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
$1,500.00  
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 Hydrophylacium Africae Precipuum, in Montibus Lunae Situm, Lacus et Flumina Praecipua Fundens. Ubi et Nova Inventio Originis Nili Describitur Southern Africa
A. Kircher
1682
B+
$400.00  

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Fascinating map of the southern part of Africa showing the fountains of the Nile located in an underground cavern beneath the Mountains of the Moon. Kircher's map illustrates a report by Peter Paez, a contemporary Jesuit colleague, that purportedly observed the 'fountains' in 1618. Athanasius Kircher was a Jesuit scholar whose theories included the notion that the world's oceans were all ...
715 Congo, Cafrerie Southern Africa
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$80.00  

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First state of this attractive map of the southern part of the continent and Madagascar with an inset of the Horn of Africa (Cote d' Ajan). Without a great amount of detail except the names of numerous tribes. Lake Malawi is shown as an elongated lake named Grand Lac Marari. The title cartouche is surrounded by jungle. Map engraved by E. Dussy and cartouche engraved by Arrivet.
716 A Military Sketch of That Part of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, Bordering on the Caffres and Most Exposed to Their Depredations... Southern Africa
William Faden
1818
B+
$275.00  

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This map was drawn by W. Wily of the 83rd Regiment during the Kaffir Wars of the eastern colony. It covers the region from Algoa Bay/Cape Recife inland to the Great Fish River, and includes a descriptive paragraph of this river at top. The mountainous topography is well-represented via hachuring, and the legend provides a key to military posts, troop quarters, villages, and more. Decorated by f...
717 Maris Pacifici, (quod Vulgo Mar del Zur) cum Regionibus Circumiacentibus, Insulisque in Eodem Passim Sparsis, Novissima Descriptio Pacific Ocean
Abraham Ortelius
1589
B+
$7,500.00  
The First Printed Map Devoted to the Pacific

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Orteliusí seminal map of the Pacific is the first printed map devoted to the Pacific and the first to label the Americas separately as North and South subsequent to Mercatorís 1538 world map. The map draws on the cartography of Frans Hogenberg, Mercatorís world map of 1569, and Portuguese manuscript maps of Bartolomeo de Lasso. It widens the gap between Asia and North America while proper...
718 Carte des Terres Nouvellement Connues au Nord de la Mer du Sud Tant du Cote de l'Asie que du Cote de l'Amerique' North Pacific Ocean
Philip Buache
1761
B+
$140.00  

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This small and uncommon map shows an interesting version of the Buache/Delisle depiction of the Pacific Northwest, with a bulbous Alaskan peninsula, a massive Sea of the West, and an indefinite Northwest Passage via its network of outlandish waterways. The inland sea has a sketched connection to a large inland lake named la Grande Eau. This map combines Buache's cartography ...
719 Isole nel Mare di Sur Scoperte nel 1617. La Longitudine Comincia da l'Isola di Pico d'Asores d'Asia Carta XXII South Pacific Ocean
Sir Robert Dudley
1646
B+
$600.00  

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This simple but elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers the South Pacific islands discovered by Jacob le Maire on his 1616 voyage, including Vlegen Is., Waterland Is., Honden Is. northeast of Tahiti. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a title cartouche, large compass rose and a sailing ship. This is the fi...
720 Carta particolare del Mare del Sur che comincia con l'Isole di Salamone e finiscie con la Costa di Lima nel Peru South Pacific Ocean
Sir Robert Dudley
1661
B+
$1,000.00  

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This elegant map is from the first sea atlas based on Mercator's projection. The map covers the South Pacific from the Solomon Islands to the coast of Peru. Dudley, a skilled mathematician and navigator, was exiled from England and settled in Florence where his atlas was published. The chart, beautifully engraved by Antonio Lucini, is embellished with a title cartouche, large compass rose, a sa...
721 Carte des Iles Salomon Salomon Islands
Clement Adrian Vincendon-Dumoulin
1838
B
$160.00  

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Detailed chart showing the track of the Astrolabe through the Solomon Islands with an inset "Carte de la Partie Meridionale du Groupe Rouk (Iles Hogoleu)." Vincendon-Dumoulin was the cartographer for Dumont d'Urville's important expedition to the Pacific and the Antarctic, which resulted in significant contributions to the mapping of the region.
722 Australia Australia
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
B+
$90.00  

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This double-page map of Australia is divided into Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria. Tables at bottom list the counties in Western Australia and South Australia. There is good detail of rivers, topography, and cities.
723 [Lot of 43 - Complete Set of De Bry's Prints of Southeast Florida and Natives] Prints - Native American, Florida
Le Moyne/De Bry
1591
B+
$5,500.00  
Complete Set of De Bry's Native Floridians from Part II

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This fascinating lot is a complete set of the 42 plates on Florida Natives that were included in the first Latin edition of Part II of de Bry's Grands Voyages (Brevis Narratio Eorum quae in Florida Americae Provincia Gallis Acciderunt). The plates are based on Le Moyne's famous drawings of the French colonial attempts in southeastern Florida in the 1560s. This lot also includes an ...
724 [The Chickahominy Indians Make Peace Agreements with the English in 1614] Prints - Native American
Theodore de Bry
1631
A
$200.00  

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This engraving shows British Captain Samuel Argall (1580-1626) in negotiations with the Chickahominy Indians. The Chickahominy tribe inhabited the Tidewater area of Virginia, and helped the English settlers in Jamestown survive their first few winters. In 1614, the Chickahominy signed a treaty with the English, pledging warriors to help the English fight the Spanish colonies in Florida and the S...
725 Zee-Slagh Tusschen de Hr. Michiel de Ruiter en den Hr. Georg Ascue by Plymuyden op den 26 Augusti 1652 Prints - Ships
Daniel Stoopendaal
1691
A
$200.00  

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Incredible copper engraving depicting the battle of the First Sea War (1652-1654) between the Dutch and the English. Lord M. de Ruyter was a famous admiral of the Dutch navy, who spent much of his life fighting the English. The sea is literally filled with ships all the way to the horizon and the water is littered with life boats, swimming sailors and foundering ships. There are 24 Dutch ships ...


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