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  AFRICA 
 Southern Africa 

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Cape of Good Hope]
Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Espérance. Paris, c.1757. Coloured. 250 x 355mm.
Detailed map of a portion of South Africa, from Baye de St. Helen and Baye Saldane in the west to Baye de Musssel in the East, centered on the Dutch Hottentot regions and Petit Cafres. Shows tribes, rivers, towns, mountains, lakes, bays, capes, and a host of other details. Of interest is the abandoned French colony at Saldhana Bay. TOOLEY: Africa, p.22.
[Ref: 13400]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [South Africa]
Partie de L'Afrique audelà de l'Equateur, Comprenant Le Congo, La Cafrerie &c. Paris, Desnos, 1766, original colour, 280 x 320mm, with two strips of separately-printed text..
From the "Géographie Moderne Historique et Politique". Showing Africa from Benin to the south cape. With pasted text on either side giving details about the flora, fauna, regions and peoples of the area. The title contained in a Rococo cartouche surrounded by African flora. NORWICH: Africa 175 & Southern Africa p.70-71 with illus. of variant.
[Ref: 7546]    £125.00 ($168 • €142 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of southern Africa]
P.IV. Carta lll. dell'Affrica. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of southern Africa 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: 12992]    £680.00 ($915 • €772 rates)


DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Cape of Good Hope]
Das Vorgebirg der Guten Hofnung... Vienna, F.A. Schræmbl, 1789. Coloured. 520 x 355mm. Centerfold crease, very wide margins.
An Austrian version of De La Rochette's important map, first published by Faden in 1782. It marks the homesteads of many of the early Dutch settlers, the native kraals and the trails between the towns, and has a decorative title cartouche showing mounted Europeans hunting elephants with lances. See TOOLEY: Africa p.40, plate 30 & NORWICH: 225 for the first issue.
[Ref: 7587]    £425.00 ($572 • €483 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Cape Colony with vignettes]
Cape Colony. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 260 x 325mm.
With four vignette views including one of Cape Town.
[Ref: 15744]    £140.00 ($188 • €159 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid-19th century map of KwaZulu-Natal with vignettes]
Natal and Kaffraria. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 350 x 250mm.
A detailed map of KwaZulu-Natal. Engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with attractive vignette views of Durban & Port Natal.
[Ref: 17775]    £125.00 ($168 • €142 rates)


ARROWSMITH, John. [Contemporary map of Livingstone's landmark crossing of Africa]
Detailed Map of the Rev.d Dr Livingstone's Route across Africa; Constructed from his Astronomical Observations, Bearings, Estimated Distances, Sketches, &c &c. 1857. London, 1857. Partial original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, within cloth covers as issued, total 310 x 660mm.
The 'official' map of Dr David Livingstone's landmark crossing of Africa from Luanda in Angola to Quelimane in Mosambique, undertaken 1854-6. Travelling light he managed to avoid conflict with the tribes he encountered, and survived the various tropical diseases that had denied previous attempts. Although this map appeared in Livingstone's 'Missionary travels and researches in South Africa', this example was issued separately as a folding map.
[Ref: 14493]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of Transvaal on the cusp of the Second Boer War]
Stanford's Map of the South African Republic (Transvaal). London: Edward Stanford Ltd, July 1st, 1899. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, total 730 x 930mm.
A map of the Transvaal published only a few months before the outbreak of the Second Boer War (1899-1902).
[Ref: 15003]    £350.00 ($471 • €398 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Map of the Orange Free State published the day before the start of the Second Boer War]
The Crisis in South Africa. Stanford's New Map of the Orange Free State, the Southern Part of the South African Republic, the Northern Frontier of Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delgoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. 1899. First edition, without hills. London: Stanford, October 10th 1899. Colour lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 685 x 975mm.
A large and detailed map, centred on the Orange Free State, with the surrounding British possessions, the railways highlighted. It was published the day before the Boers launched pre-emptive strikes on Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley, all marked on this map.
[Ref: 15864]    £375.00 ($504 • €426 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of the theatre of the Second Boer War]
The Crisis in South Africa. Stanford's New Map of the Orange Free State, the Southern Part of the South African Republic, the Northern Frontier of Cape Colony, Natal, Basutoland, and Delagoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. 1800. London: Edward Stanford Ltd, April 21th, 1900. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour. Sheet 670 x 980mm, dissected and laid on linen, folded into cloth covers with publisher's label. Small bookplate on front pastedown.
A map illustrating the Second Boer War (1899-1902), published between the Relief of Ladysmith on 1st of March and the Relief of Mafeking on 18th May. Modern science meant that news could reach London quickly and the map could be updated as events unfolded: we have seen examples of this map dated October 10th 1899, November 8th & November 20th, 1899.
[Ref: 16634]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


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