AFRICA

  •  Africa, William Mackenzie, c.1888

    Africa, William Mackenzie, c.1888

30382 Africa, William Mackenzie, c.1888. Price: 9.00

AFRICA. A colour printed map of the whole continent with the imprint of the publisher William MacKenzie, Edinburgh & Glasgow beneath. 11 x 9 inches. Good condition.

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  •  Africa, W. & A. K. Johnston, c.1890

    Africa, W. & A. K. Johnston, c.1890

30386 Africa, W. & A. K. Johnston, c.1890. Price: 9.0

AFRICA. A colour printed map of the whole continent with the imprint of the publisher W. & A. K. Johnston Edinburgh beneath. 12 x 9 inches. Good condition.

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  •  Africa William Faden and Thomas Jefferys 1775

    Africa William Faden and Thomas Jefferys 1775

31998 Africa. William Faden and Thomas Jefferys, 1775. Price: 120.00

AFRICA ENGRAVED BY FADEN AND JEFFERYS GEOGRAPHER TO THE KING. An engraved maps of the whole continent. The title is displayed within a pictorial title cartouche showing and ostrich, lion and other wild animals. Publishers imprint in the bottom right hand corner reads London: Publish’d according to Act of Parliament 29th May 1775 by Faden & Jefferys, Corner of St. Martins lane Charing Cross.16 x 13 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly toned. Stout paper. Tiny bit of creasing down the centre but there is no centre fold. Good condition

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ABYSSINIA

  •  Abyssinia, Henri du Sauzet 1734

    Abyssinia, Henri du Sauzet 1734

31986 Abyssinia, Henri du Sauzet, 1734. Price: 58.00

L’ABISSINIE.
An interesting engraved map of north east Africa including the Arabian Gulf and part of the Red Sea. The title and scale are displayed within a decorative cartouche. 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches. Hand coloured. Manuscript figure 48 in the right hand blank margin. Some tape residue on outer edges of recto. Good condition with ample blank margins.

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NORTH AFRICA

  •  Nubia, Alain M. Mallet, 1685

    Nubia, Alain M. Mallet, 1685

MINIATURE MAP

12420 Nubia, Alain M. Mallet, 1685. Price: 28.00

NUBIE. A small engraved map of the region embellished with a decorative title cartouche. 4 x 6 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

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  •  Barbary Coast, Frederick de Wit, c.1710

    Barbary Coast, Frederick de Wit, c.1710

17TH CENTURY

13250 Barbary Coast, Frederick de Wit, c.1710. Price: 160.00

THE SEA COAST OF BARBARY FROM CAPE DE TENES TO CAPE DE ROSA. Engraved chart with a decorative title cartouche and two small inset plans of Argier and Bona. Two compass roses and rhumb lines. Uncoloured. 20 x 15.5 inches, 500 x 390 mm. Good condition

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  •  Barbary Coast, John Seller, c.1770

    Barbary Coast, John Seller, c.1770

SEA CHART

13251 Barbary Coast, John Seller, c.1770. Price: 96.00

THE SEA COAST OF BARBARY FROM CAPE DE TENES TO CAPE DE ROSA. Engraved chart with a decorative title cartouche and two small inset plans of Argier and Bona. Two compass roses and rhumb lines. Uncoloured. 20 x 15.5 inches, 500 x 390 mm. Good condition

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  •  Barbary Coast, North Africa Conrad Malte-Brun 1812

    Barbary Coast, North Africa Conrad Malte-Brun 1812

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20083 Barbary Coast, North Africa Conrad Malte-Brun 1812. Price: 28.00

BARBARIE An engraved map of the Barbary Coast embellished with an uncoloured pictorial title cartouche showing a dwelling, lion and ostrich. Includes Sardinia, Sicily and Malta. 11.75 x 8.5 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Atlas Complet du Précis de la Géographie Universelle... 1811

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  •  Barbary Coast, Conrad Malte-Brun, 1837

    Barbary Coast, Conrad Malte-Brun, 1837

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22063 Barbary Coast, Conrad Malte-Brun, 1837. Price: 28.00

BARBARIE 1834. An engraved map of the Barbary Coast with original outline hand colouring. Includes Malta. 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Good condition. Wide blank margins. The map is not as toned as it appears in the illustration.

From Atlas Complet du Precis de la Geographie Universelle.

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  •  Oran, Joseph Roux, 1764

    Oran, Joseph Roux, 1764

SEA CHART

27900 Oran, Joseph Roux, 1764. Price: 42.00

ORAN A small engraved chart showing the town of Oran on the Algerian coast with the bay and anchorages. Scale. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

Plate 48 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764

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  •  Arzeni, Joseph Roux, 1764

    Arzeni, Joseph Roux, 1764

SEA CHART

27901 Arzeni, Joseph Roux, 1764. Price: 39.00

Arzeou or Arzeni. A small engraved chart showing the bay and anchorage points on the Barbary coast. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

Plate 49 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764

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  •  North Africa, John Arrowsmith, 1830

    North Africa, John Arrowsmith, 1830

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31216 North Africa, John Arrowsmith, 1830. Price: 24.00

NORTH AFRICA. An engraved map of the coast of North Africa shown in two sections on one sheet. Published by John Arrowsmith No. 10 Soho Square. 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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  •  North Africa, Conrad Malte-Brun, 1837

    North Africa, Conrad Malte-Brun, 1837

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31217 North Africa, Conrad Malte-Brun, 1837. Price: 28.00

BARBARIE. An engraved map of North Africa with part of the Mediterranean Sea. 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition with wide blank margins.

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  •  Ancient North Africa, Robert Wilkinson 1798

    Ancient North Africa, Robert Wilkinson 1798

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31218 Ancient North Africa, Robert Wilkinson, 1798. Price: 27.00

AFRICA ANTIQUA. An interesting engraved map of North Afriuca in Ancient Times. The eastern par of the coast is continued within an inset panel titled Libya. Publishers imprint beneath London Published Dec. 1st 1798 by R. Wilkinson No. 58 Cornhill. 11 8 1/2 inches. Attractive early outline and wash hand colouring.

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  •  Abyssinia, Auguste-Henri Dufour, 1855

    Abyssinia, Auguste-Henri Dufour, 1855

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31219 Abyssinia, Auguste-Henri Dufour, 1855. Price: 23.00

ABYSSINE PAR A. H. DUFOUR. An engraved map of the county. 12 1/8 x 9 1/2 inches. Original wash hand colouring. Good clean condition.

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  •  Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764

    Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764

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31411 Ceuta, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, 1764. Price: 40.00

RADE ET VILLE DE CEUTE. An engraved chart and plan of this Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa. Embellished with an uncoloured rococo title cartouche. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Fine condition.

Map number 73 from Volume 3 of Le Petit Atlas Maritime

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  •  North Africa Martin Walseemuller 1541

    North Africa Martin Walseemuller 1541

16TH CENTURY

32027 North Africa, Martin Waldseemuller, 1541. Price: 550.00

UNTITLED
An early Ptolemaic woodcut map of North Africa including the Red Sea, Egypt and Libya. Drawn by Lorenz Fries and published in Strasbourg. About 17 1/2 x 1 4 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Latin text on verso with an early manuscript note in French in the blank margin. Centre fold as published. Small binding hole in the top blank margin. Tiny water stain on the edge of the bottom right hand side blank margin. Small traces of tape on the edges on verso where the map appears to have been in a sunk mount in the past. A little very light creasing but otherwise good clean undamaged condition.

Claudis Ptoelmy A Greek astronomer and geographer working in Alexandria c. 150 A.D.

Martin Waldseemuller c.1475 - c.1522. Born near Freiburg, North Germany. Produced the first large printed world map and the first collection of modern maps

Lorenz Fries c.1490-c.1531. Physician, astrologer and geographer from Colmar, Alsace.

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ALGERIA

  •  Marzalquivir, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764

    Marzalquivir, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764

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27786 Marzalquivir, Jacques Nicolas Bellin, 1764. Price: 42.00

PLAN DU CHATEAU DE MARZALQUIVIRAn engraved chart and plan embellished with an uncoloured rococo title cartouche. 6 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Fine condition.

Map number 76 from Volume 3 of Le Petit Atlas Maritime

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  •  Algiers, Joseph Roux, 1764

    Algiers, Joseph Roux, 1764

SEA CHART

27903 Algiers, Joseph Roux, 1764. Price: 40.00

ALGIERS. A small engraved chart showing the town and harbour of Algiers in Algeria. Shows the soundings, anchorage points and lighthouses. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

Plate 50 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764

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  •  Algeria and Tunis, George Washington Bacon, 1891

    Algeria and Tunis, George Washington Bacon, 1891

31137 Algeria and Tunis, George Washington Bacon, 1891. Price: 18.00

ALGERIA AND TUNIS. A detailed map of the two North African countries. 17 x 12 1/2 inches. Colour printed. Good blank margins. Good clean condition.

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EGYPT

  •  Ancient Egypt, Robert Wilkinson, 1815

    Ancient Egypt, Robert Wilkinson, 1815

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25957 Ancient Egypt, Robert Wilkinson, 1815. Price: 40.00

AEGYPTUS ANTIQUA. An engraved map of the country in ancient times. Dated 1814. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

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  •  Egypt / Abyssinia, John Thomson, 1828

    Egypt / Abyssinia, John Thomson, 1828

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27699 Egypt / Abyssinia, John Thomson, 1828. Price: 62.00

EGYPT. ABYSSINIA. Two maps on one sheet. Egypt measures 10 x 19 1/3 inches. Abyssinia measures 13 x 19 1/2 inches. Both with original outline and wash hand colouring. Good condition.

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  •  Alexandria, Joseph Roux, 1764

    Alexandria, Joseph Roux, 1764

SEA CHART

27957 Alexandria, Joseph Roux, 1764. Price: 56.00

ALEXANDRIE. A small engraved chart showing the town and port of Alexandria. Shows the depth soundings and anchorage points. Scale. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

Plate 120 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764
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  •  Egypt, Sidney Hall, 1842

    Egypt, Sidney Hall, 1842

26041 Egypt, Sidney Hall, 1842. Price: 24.00

EGYPT. A good detailed map of the country. Title panel and scale. 10 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
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  •  Egypt, George Frederick Cruchley, 1848

    Egypt, George Frederick Cruchley, 1848

31527 Egypt, George Frederick Cruchley, 1848. Price: 45.00

EGYPT. A clearly engraved map bearing the imprint July 15th 1841. Publishers rococo cartouche inscribed Cruchley’s Improved Atlas, for Schools & Families. 13 3/4 x 17 1/4 inches. Original outline and wash hand colouring. Small slits at top and bottom of the centre fold. Some light browning in the centre fold and some small nicks in the left and right hand blank margins.

From Cruchley’s General Atlas for the use of Schools and Private Tuition

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  •  Asia Minor, Egypt nd Carthage Abraham Ortelius 1595

    Asia Minor, Egypt nd Carthage Abraham Ortelius 1595

17TH CENTURY

32007 Turkey, Egypt and Carthage, Abraham Ortrelius 1595. Price: 240.00

NATOLIAE QUAE OLIM ASIA MINOR, NOVA DESCRIPTIO / AEGYPTI RECTIOR DESCRIPTIO / CARTHAGINIS CELEBERRIMIINUS TYPUS Three maps on one sheet by this famous 16th century cartographer. The one on the left shows Asia Minor, Cyprus, Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean. Top right is a map showing part of Egypt with the Nile as far south as Aswan based on Paolo Forlani’s map of 1556.. The map beneath shows the city of Cartahge and surrounding area. Together they measure some 19 x 12 1/2 inches. Original centre fold. Latin text on verso. Uncoloured. Total of five small brown marks in the blank margins. Otherwise find clean crisp condition. This map has come straight from the atlas and is offered for the first time as a single map.

From Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

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  •  North Africa Martin Walseemuller 1541

    North Africa Martin Walseemuller 1541

16TH CENTURY

32027 North Africa, Martin Waldseemuller, 1541. Price: 550.00

UNTITLED
An early Ptolemaic woodcut map of North Africa including the Red Sea, Egypt and Libya. Drawn by Lorenz Fries and published in Strasbourg. About 17 1/2 x 1 4 1/2 inches. Uncoloured. Latin text on verso with an early manuscript note in French in the blank margin. Centre fold as published. Small binding hole in the top blank margin. Tiny water stain on the edge of the bottom right hand side blank margin. Small traces of tape on the edges on verso where the map appears to have been in a sunk mount in the past. A little very light creasing but otherwise good clean undamaged condition.

Claudis Ptoelmy A Greek astronomer and geographer working in Alexandria c. 150 A.D.

Martin Waldseemuller c.1475 - c.1522. Born near Freiburg, North Germany. Produced the first large printed world map and the first collection of modern maps

Lorenz Fries c.1490-c.1531. Physician, astrologer and geographer from Colmar, Alsace.

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MOROCCO

  •  Morocco, Edward Weller, 1858

    Morocco, Edward Weller, 1858

EARLY HAND COLOURING

18338 Morocco, Edward Weller, 1858. Price: 20.00

MOROCCO BY EDWD. WELLER, FRGS. A lithograph map. Inset map of the Straits of Gibraltar. 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring.

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  •  Tangiers, Joseph Roux, 1764

    Tangiers, Joseph Roux, 1764

SEA CHART

27899 Tangiers, Joseph Roux, 1764. Price: 44.00

TANGER. A small engraved chart showing the town and bay with anchorages Scale. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

Plate 47 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764

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  •  Morocco, George Washington Bacon, 1891

    Morocco, George Washington Bacon, 1891

30481 Morocco, George Washington Bacon, 1891. Price: 14.00

MAROCCO. A detailed colour printed map of the country. Inset map of the Straits of Gibraltar. 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches. Good blank margins. Good clean condition.

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SOUTH AFRICA

  •  North Africa and South Africa, John Thomson, 1828

    North Africa and South Africa, John Thomson, 1828

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27694 North Africa and South Africa, John Thomson, 1828. Price: 58.00

NORTH AFRICA / SOUTH AFRICA. Two maps on one sheet. Each with title panel and scale. Together they measure 201/4 x 23 inches. Original outline and wash colouring. A few scattered foxing spots. A little soiling on edge of North Africa map. No blank margin on the right hand side.

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  •  North and South Africa, Sidney Hall, 1847

    North and South Africa, Sidney Hall, 1847

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29031 North and South Africa, Sidney Hall, 1847. Price: 45.00

AFRICA NORTH PART / AFRICA SOUTH PART. Two maps on one sheet of North and South Africa. Title panel to each map. Engraved by Sidney Hall. 10 x 15 1/4 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Good condition.

From Black’s General Atlas

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  •  South Africa, John Dower, c.1850

    South Africa, John Dower, c.1850

31214 South Africa, John Dower, c.1850. Price 48.00

SOUTH AFRICA (CAPE COLONY). An interesting engraved map of the Cape drawn and engraved by John Dower and published by Ward and Lock, 158 Fleet Street, London. Mountain rAnge profile at the bottom of the map. 10 x 8 1/4 inches. Early hand colouring. Single foxing mark in bottom blank margin otherwise good condition.

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  •  South Africa, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, c.1739

    South Africa, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, c.1739

31215 South Africa, Jacques Nicholas Bellin, c.1739. Price 76.00

COSTE OCCIDENTALE D'AFRIQUE DEPUYIS LE XIe. DEGRE DE LATITUDE MERIDIONAL... 1739. A detailed engraved An engraved map of the south west coast of Africa from “Cap de Bonne Esperance” (Cape of Good Hope), “Hottentots” (modern South Africa) in the south to “St. Philipe de Benguela” in the north (now Angola). The title is displayed within a decorative rococo cartouche. From Prevost’s “L’Histoire Generale des Voyages” 10 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Some light offsetting otherwise good condition. Folds as issued.

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TUNISIA

  •  Gulf of Tunis, J. N. Bellin, 1764

    Gulf of Tunis, J. N. Bellin, 1764

SEA CHART

5022 Gulf of Tunis, J. N. Bellin, 1764. Price: 44.00

GOLPHE DE TUNIS. Small chart of the gulf. Rococo cartouche. 7 x 9 inches. Original blue outline and wash colouring. Good condition.

From Le Petit Atlas Maritime

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  •  Farine, J. N. Bellin, 1764

    Farine, J. N. Bellin, 1764

SEA CHART

5163 Farine, J. N. Bellin, 1764. Price: 42.00

PLAN DE PORT FARINE. Chart and simple plan. Uncoloured rococo cartouche. 7 x 8 inches, 170 x 210 mm. Original blue outline and wash colouring. Good condition.

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  •  Gulf of Tunis, Joseph Roux, 1764

    Gulf of Tunis, Joseph Roux, 1764

SEA CHART

27913 Gulf of Tunis, Joseph Roux, 1764. Price: 52.00

GOLFE DE TUNIS. A small engraved chart showing the bay and town of Tunis. Shows the soundings, anchorage points and compass pointer. 7 1/2 x 5 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.

Plate 52 From Receuil Des Principaux Plans; des Ports, et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée, Estraits, de ma. Carte Douze Feüilles.... Marselle 1764

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WEST AFRICA

  •  Guinea, Jan Jansson, 1647

    Guinea, Jan Jansson, 1647

17TH CENTURY

13193 Guinea, Jan Jansson, 1647. Price: 290.00

GUINEA. A decorative17th century map of the region embelished with a decorative cartouche, ships, two compass roses and animals. 20 x 15 inches, 520 x 380 mm. Dutch text on verso. Uncoloured. Small hole in a blank area of the sea repaired, otherwise good condition. Text on verso showing through slightly on map.
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  •  West Africa, George Hutchins Colton, 1857

    West Africa, George Hutchins Colton, 1857

17TH CENTURY

21205 West Africa, George Hutchins Colton, 1857. Price: 32.00

AFRICA - NORTH WESTERN SHEET. Engraved map of the north west corner of Africa with an inset map of Liberia. 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches. Original hand colouring. Par of a description of Morocco in English on verso. Good condition.

From Colton's General Atlas.

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  •  North West Africa and Islands, J. N. Bellin, c.1765

    North West Africa and Islands, J. N. Bellin, c.1765

23337 North West Africa and Islands, J. N. Bellin, c.1765. Price: 48.00

COSE OCCIDENTALE D'AFRIQUE DEPUIS LE DETROIT DE GIBRALTAR. An engraved map showing the coast of Africa from Gibraltar to south of Cape Verde with the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. 8 x 9 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Small top blank margin, otherwise good condition.
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  •  Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

    Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

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29599 Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851. Price: 54.00

WESTERN AFRICA. A detailed engraved map within a decorative border and embellished with a seal and four uncoloured vignette views of Christiansborg, Cape Coast Castle, Sierra Leone and Bakel. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Centre fold. Good condition.
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  •  West Africa, Herman Moll, c.1735

    West Africa, Herman Moll, c.1735

23341 West Africa, Herman Moll, c.1735. Price: 55.00

MAP OF ZAARA OR THE DESART, NEGROLAND & CAPE VIRDE ISLANDS &C BY HERMAN MOLL GEOGRAPHER. An engraved map of West Africa including the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. Title panel. Compass rose. Scale. 10 x 7 inches. Uncoloured. Good condition.
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  •  Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

    Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851

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29600 Western Africa, John Tallis, 1851. Price: 54.00

WESTERN AFRICA. A detailed engraved map within a decorative border and embellished with a seal and four uncoloured vignette views of Christiansborg, Cape Coast Castle, Sierra Leone and Bakel. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Centre fold. Good condition.
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ATLANTIC

  •  Islands in the Atlantic, John Tallis, c.1850

    Islands in the Atlantic, John Tallis, c.1850

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25822 Islands in the Atlantic, John Tallis, c.1850. Price: 140.00

ISLANDS IN THE ATLANTIC. Engraved maps of Atlantic islands grouped on one sheet within a scroll work border. The islands shown are the Azores, Madeira, Bermuda and a section of the west coast of Africa with Madeira, Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands. Embellished with six uncoloured vignette views including Funchal, Tenerife and Pico. 9 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches. Original outline hand colouring to the map area. Centre fold. Good clean condition.
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  •  Atlantic Islands, John Thomson, 1816

    Atlantic Islands, John Thomson, 1816

EARLY HAND COLOURING

29679 Atlantic Islands, John Thomson, 1816. Price: 64.00

ATLANTIC ISLANDS. CAPE VERDE IDS. CANARY IDS. AZORE IDS. MADEIRA IDS. Four maps on one sheet of the islands with a central uncoloured vignette view of Teneriffe. Two inset charts of Fayal part of the coast of Lanzarote. 23 x 20 inches. Publishers imprint beneath the map dated 1814. The map has some original outline hand colouring which has faded. There appears to have been a split in the centre fold and a small cross tear in the sky of the vignette view. This has been repaired with a strengthening strip pasted onto the centre fold on verso.

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  •  Atlantic Islands, S.D.U.K. 1836

    Atlantic Islands, S.D.U.K. 1836

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31560 Atlantic Islands, J. & C. Walker / S.D.U.K. 1836. Price: 32.00

ISLANDS IN THE ATLANTIC. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Sixteen maps on one sheet featuring the islands. The larger maps are those of the Azores, Canary Islands and the Falklands. Smaller maps include Bermuda, Trinidad, St. Helena, Falkland Islands and Maderia. 12 x 15 inches. Original outline hand colouring. Publishers imprint beneath dated 1836. Good condition except for the fact that the left hand blank margin is small and the atlas binding holes are are there. One tiny area of the engraved border surface missing. Small tear in top blank margin just into printed border.

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  •  Northern Atlantic Giovanni Antonio Magini

    Northern Atlantic Giovanni Antonio Magini

16TH CENTURY

32015 Northern Atlantic, Giovanni Antonio Magini, 1597. Price: 245.00

SCANIA SIVE REGIONES SEPTENTRIONALES An interesting early engraved map of the North Atlantic including Scandinavia, Greenland, the British Isles part of the east coast of America and a number of fictitious islands. Based on Abraham Ortelius’ map Septentrionalum published in 1570. 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches. Uncoloured. Latin text on verso. Good clean undamaged condition.

References: The Mapping of North America by Philip D. Burden, map number 94

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CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

  •  Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde, John Luffman, 1804

    Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde, John Luffman, 1804

SEA CHART

16636 Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde, John Luffman, 1804. Price: 39.00

PORTO PRAYA. A small chart engraved for Luffman's Select Plans. Panel advising the reader that Porto Praya is an excellent and spacious harbour of St. Jago the chief of the Cape Verde Islands. 6.25 x 4.5 inches, 155 x 115 mm. Early outline and wash colouring. Fine condition.

The British attempted to colonise the Cape Verde Islands in 1792 and gave up in 1793.

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MADEIRA AND PORTO SANTO

  •  Porto Santo, Benedetto Bordone, c.1534

    Porto Santo, Benedetto Bordone, c.1534

16TH CENTURY

29757 Porto Santo, Benedetto Bordone, c.1534. Price: 86.00

PORTO SANTO. A woodcut map of the island of Porto Santo with part of the coast of Madeira showing. Set within a page of Latin text which continues on verso. The map measures 5 1/2 x 3 inches. Outline hand colouring. Good condition.

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INDIAN OCEAN

  •  Islands in the Indian Ocean S.D.U.K. 1844

    Islands in the Indian Ocean S.D.U.K. 1844

31559 Islands in the Indian Ocean, J & C. Walker / S.D.U.K. c.1844. Price: 50.00

ISLANDS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Eleven maps on one sheet. Amirantes, Sychelle Archipelago, Madagascar, Socotra, Rodrigue, Chagos Group, Keeling Isles, Mauritius and Bourbon, Kergulen, Maldive Islands, Nicobar Isles. 15.25 x 12.35 inches. Original outline hand coloured. Two small nicks on the outeredge of the bottom blank margin otherwise good condition.

Published by Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

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MADAGASCAR

  •  Mozambique and Madagascar Rigobert Bonne 1788

    Mozambique and Madagascar Rigobert Bonne 1788

23367 Mozambique and Madagascar, Rigobert Bonne, 1788. Prive 45.00

LE CANAL DE MOZAMBIQUE, L’ISLE DE MADAGASCAR, LES ETATS DU MONOMOTAPA, ET LES ROYAUMES VOISINS. PAR M. BONNE, INGENIUER-HYDROGRAPHE DE LA MARINE.
An engraved map showing part of the coast of Africa and the island of Madagascar. 13 1/2 x 9 inches. Uncoloured. Lightly toned. Original centre fold. Good condition.

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ENJOY THE SLENDOUR OF THE MAGNIFICENT 17TH CENTURY MAPS BY

THE BLAEU FAMILY

Back in in the 1960's I was fortunate to buy my first set of atlases by Joan Blaeu. It was in fact an incomplete set of seven volumes all bound in contemporary Dutch cream calf decorated with gold. The colouring was superb and in a way unique in that if I see any Blaeu maps now I would be able to identify whether they came from this same set. I bought the atlases at a well know London auction house having set off early that morning on the train from Chester. These were the days before the hated buyer's premium arrived. In fact if you were able to buy the atlases today at auction the buyer's premium alone would probably be about the price I paid for the set. I remember struggling back to Euston station with the