join our mailing list

Follow us on

facebook link

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Records: 11 to 20 of 24
« previous 1 2 3 next »
 Southern Africa 

HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [View of Table Bay from the direction of Table Mountain]
Ein Prospect von der Weissen Klippe, welche unter den Tafelberg lieget, nach dem Castel, Ort und Haven zu. Nuremberg, c 1741. 240 x 275mm.
A prospect of Table Bay from the White Cliff,, from Heydt's 'Allerneuster geographisch- und topographischer Schau-Platz von Africa und Ost-Indien'. Johann Wolfgang Heydt was a German who joined the VOC (Dutch East India Company) in 1733, leaving for the east that year. He spend over two year in Sri Lanka before moving to Batavia. However he was allowed to resign for health reasons in 1740, after which he returned to Germany. He produced this book four years later, engraving his sketches himself.
[Ref: 17787]    £475.00 ($630 • €555 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Chart of South Africa]
Carte Réduite d'une Partie des Costes Occidentales et Meridionales de L'Afrique depuis Cabo Frio ou Cap Froid... jusqu'a la Baye de S.Blaise... MDCCLIV. Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, c.1754. Coloured. 900 x 575mm.
Large and detailed chart of the southern African coastline from Cape Fria in Namibia to Cape Agulhas, with a rococo title cartouche and a profile of the Cape of Good Hope. Bellin was the first Chief Hydrographer of the Dépôt, the French equivalent of the British Admiralty.
[Ref: 11224]    £550.00 ($730 • €643 rates)

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 ($199 • €175 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 ($166 • €146 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 ($902 • €795 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 ($564 • €497 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 ($166 • €146 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 ($664 • €585 rates)

BREGANTE, S. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Gabon, the Congo and Angola]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Hoja XII. Comprende desde El Cabo Lopez hasta Punta Palmarinhas, segun los trabajos mas recientes ingleses y franceses. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. Touch of original hand colour. 940 x 620mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Paper with light toning, glue stains at centre fold, pair of small worm holes in left margin.
A detailed chart of the coast of Africa from Cape Lopes (Port-Gentil) in Gabon, south through the Republic of the Congo to Luanda in Angola. Six insets include a chart of the mouth of the Congo River. A single lighthouse is marked in colour.
[Ref: 18238]    £850.00 ($1,128 • €994 rates)

RIUDAVETS, José Maria. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Angola, Namibia and South Africa]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Hoja XIII. Comprende desde la Punta Palmarinhas hasta la Bahia Hondeklip, segun los trabajos mas recientes ingleses y portugueses. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. Touch of original hand colour. 990 x 640mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Glue stains at centre fold, pair of small worm holes in left margin.
A detailed chart of the coast of Africa from Luanda in Angola, south through Namibia to Hondekip Bay in South Africa. Six large insets show: Luanda, Lobito, Benguela, Tombua and Namibe in Angola; and Port Nolloth in South Africa. A single lighthouse is marked in colour.
[Ref: 18239]    £850.00 ($1,128 • €994 rates)

Records: 11 to 20 of 24
« previous 1 2 3 next »