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  AFRICA 
 African Islands 

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Madeira]
Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto Dressée sur les Journaux des plus habiles Navigateurs. Paris, c.1746. 175 x 235mm.

[Ref: 10178]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands]
Del re di Spagna. Del re di Portogallo. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Canaries and one of the Cape Verde Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13004]    £620.00 ($834 • €704 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [The Cape Verde Islands]
Le Isole di Capo Verde Delineate sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. 375 x 515mm.
A rare and decorative map of the Cape Verde Islands, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7825]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th Century Map of The Canaries]
Le Isole Canarie Delineate sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. coloured, 375 x 505mm.
An uncommon and decorative map of the Canaries, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 10876]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands]
Porto Praya. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 21. London: Luffman, 1801. 125 x 165mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Antique sea chart of the bay of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands, from Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 12812]    £65.00 ($87 • €74 rates)


READ, R.P. [Napoleon in exile on St Helena]
This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro.l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu.t R.P. Read. London: J. & M. Rippin, 1817. Original colour. 460 x 590mm.
A map of the island of St Helena, the South Atlantic island chosen to house Napoleon during his second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. For the first two months he lived in a pavilion on 'The Briars' estate (almost the centre of the map), marked here 'Buonaparte's First Residence'. He was then moved to Longwood House, as shown here. The poor state of repair of Longwood, situated on a damp and windswept part of the island, is reported to have shortened the former emperor's life.
[Ref: 12262]    £2,000.00 ($2,690 • €2,272 rates)


READ, R.P. [Napoleon's exile on St Helena]
This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro.l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu.t R.P. Read. London: Burgess & Barfoot, October 1815. First State. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 460 x 590mm. With 'A Descriptive Sketch of St Helena to Accompany Lieut. Read's Geographical plan of the Island' pasted on the reverse. Some wear to folds in linen.
A map of the island of St Helena, the South Atlantic island chosen to house Napoleon during his second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. This first state of the map, which was published to coincide with his arrival in October 1815, has the Governor's mansion, Plantation House, marked as 'The Residence of Napoleon'. In fact he never lived there: for the first two months he live in a pavilion on 'The Briars' estate (almost the centre of the map) before moving to Longwood House. The poor state of repair of Longwood, situated on a damp and windswept part of the island, is reported to have shortened the former emperor's life. The three later states of the map were changed as he moved around the island.
[Ref: 12113]    £1,800.00 ($2,421 • €2,045 rates)


READ, R.P. [Napoleon in exile on St Helena]
This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro.l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu.t R.P. Read. London: Burgess & Barfoot, 1815. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 460 x 590mm. With 'A Descriptive Sketch of St Helena to Accompany Lieut. Read's Geographical plan of the Island' pasted on the reverse. With slipcase with publisher's la
A map of the island of St Helena, the South Atlantic island chosen to house Napoleon during his second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. For the first two months he lived in a pavilion on 'The Briars' estate (almost the centre of the map), marked here 'Buonaparte's First Residence'. He was then moved to Longwood House, as shown here. The poor state of repair of Longwood, situated on a damp and windswept part of the island, is reported to have shortened the former emperor's life.
[Ref: 12127]    £2,000.00 ($2,690 • €2,272 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of Reunion]
Ile Bourbon. Paris, c.1820. Original colour. 110 x 120mm.
A charming antique map of La Réunion, an island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius
[Ref: 13520]    £130.00 ($175 • €148 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Antique map of islands in the Atlantic, including Madeira, Canary Islands and Bermuda]
Islands in the Atlantic. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 360 x 245mm.
Antique map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin & H.Winkles, showing Bermuda, Madeira, the Azores, Canaries and Cape Verde Islands. Illustrated with six attractive vignettes of various island scenes, including Fayal, Villa Franca & Pico in the Azores, Funchal on Madeira, and shipping under the cliffs of Tenerife.
[Ref: 12631]    £100.00 ($135 • €114 rates)


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