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  AFRICA 
 African Islands 

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 ($405 • €356 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 ($633 • €556 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 ($82 • €72 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 ($2,530 • €2,224 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 ($2,277 • €2,002 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 ($2,530 • €2,224 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 ($164 • €145 rates)


BERTELOT, Sabin. [A botanist's map of Tenerife]
Carte Phytostatique de L'Ile de Ténériffe levée par S. Berthelot, Paris, 1835. Paris, 1835-50. Lithograph with original hand colour. Printed area 440 x 515mm. Small split in bottom margin of centre fold. Wide margins.
A map dividing Tenerife into six zones affecting the type of plants that could grow in each, published in 'L'Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries' (1835-50), written by Frenchman Sabin Berthelot and English botanist Philip Barker-Webb.
[Ref: 18450]    £850.00 ($1,075 • €945 rates)


OWEN, William Fitzwilliam. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Madagascar and Mozambique]
Carta de la Costa Oriental de Africa con la Isla San Lorenzo ò Madagascar y Canal de Mozambique desde la Bahia de Lorenzo Marques ó Delagoa, hasta Medanos Colorados... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1843. 925 x 645mm.
A scarce Spanish edition of a chart by Royal Navy Captain William Owen surveyed between 1822 and 1826. It shows the African mainland from Maputo north to the equator, marking Mombasa in Kenya. Madagascar features prominently, but Zanzibar and the Comoros islands are also marked. Owen carried out extensive hydrographic surveys in South Africa and Canada and ended his career as later vice-admiral.
[Ref: 18236]    £1,500.00 ($1,898 • €1,668 rates)


OWEN, William Fitzwilliam. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Madagascar and the Seychelles]
Carta de la costa oriental de la isla San Lorenzo ò Madagascar con las de Borbon Francia y Rodriguez y otras islas, bancos y bajos comprendidos en la partie del Oceano Indio.... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1843. 890 x 600mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Stains at centrefold.
A scarce Spanish edition of a chart by Royal Navy Captain William Owen surveyed between 1822 and 1826. It shows the eastern coastline of Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles. Owen carried out extensive hydrographic surveys in South Africa and Canada and ended his career as later vice-admiral.
[Ref: 18237]    £1,250.00 ($1,581 • €1,390 rates)


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