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  AFRICA 

SPEED, John. [The first English atlas map of Africa]
Africæ, described, the manners of their habits, and buildinge: newly done into English by J.S. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 405 x 525mm. Repairs in margins of bottom corners.
A landmark map of Africa, engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's 'Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World', the first English atlas of the world. Along the top of the map are prospects of eight cities, including Alexandria, Cairo, Tunis and Algiers. Down the sides are ten costume vignettes of African natives, including an Egyptian, Abyssinian Madagascan and a man from the Cape of Good Hope. BETZ: Africa, 62, state 3.
[Ref: 17814]    £4,000.00 ($5,240 • €4,552 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [17th century miniature map of Africa]
Afrique. par N. De Fer. Paris, 1685. Coloured. 140 x 160mm.
A small map of Africa, engraved by Liebaux for de Fer's 'Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie', first published the year before. BETZ: 135, second state of four.
[Ref: 17798]    £200.00 ($262 • €228 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [The rare Coronelli/Nolin map of Africa]
Afrique selon les relations les plus nouvelles... Corrigée et augmentée Par le S.r Tillemon. Paris: Jean Baptiste Nolin, 1689-93. Original outline colour. 455 x 595mm. Some reinforcing at centre fold on reverse.
A large map of Africa with a cartouche filled with engraved text filling in the gaps in knowledge of the interior. Coronelli (1650-1718), a Minorite friar, was official cartographer to both the Republic of Venice and to Louis XIV of France, for whom he made a pair of 3.85 metre diameter globes. Because of this dual interest, many of Coronelli's maps were published by Nolin in Paris, which are generally scarcer than Coronelli's own publications. Engraved by van Loon and first published in 1689, this Africa map pre-dates Coronelli's magnificent two-sheet version by two years. BETZ: 146, state 2 of 4.
[Ref: 16748]    £1,500.00 ($1,965 • €1,707 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [An 18th century two-sheet map of Africa]
L'Africa... Venice, 1691. Two sheets, each c. 605 x 445mm.
Coronelli's famous two-sheet map of Africa, beautifully engraved in his unique style, with an impressive amount of decoration. The title is on an animal skin draped above lions, an elephant, crocodile, ostrich & camel. In the interior is a large cartouche with an allegorical figure representing the Nile, with a European recording the latest discoveries relating to the Blue Nile in Abyssinia. Elephants, lions and other animals fill the other gaps. NORWICH: 56.
[Ref: 16514]    £3,200.00 ($4,192 • €3,642 rates)


JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [Two-Sheet map of Africa]
L'Afrique divisée suivant l'estendue de ses principales parties... Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1705. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined 580 x 880mm.
Sanson's map of Africa, redrawn on a larger scale by Jaillot at the request of Sanson's heirs, and published in Mortier's edition of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', with fine baroque title and scale cartouches. BETZ: 156, state iii of v.
[Ref: 8429]    £1,200.00 ($1,572 • €1,366 rates)


WEIGEL, Christoph. [18th century map of Africa]
Africae emendata Descriptio. Nuremberg, ca. 1720. Original colour. 125 x 180mm.
Map of Africa with many details including 'Terra Incognita'. The cartouche shows an African king.
[Ref: 17829]    £190.00 ($249 • €216 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [18th century map of Africa]
L'Afrique Dressee sur les Observations de Ms. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences... Amsterdam: Covens & Mortier, c. 1730. Original colours 490 x 575mm.
Map of Africa based on De L'Isle's important map of 1700. The title on the top of the map bears a dedication to the Duke of Burgundy. The beautifully decorated cartouche features elephants, ostriches and a man astride a crocodile.
[Ref: 15767]    £760.00 ($996 • €865 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of Africa]
Africa Iuxta Navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 500 x 575mm. Bottom left margin reinforced.
A large and decorative map, although, according to Tooley, 'extraordinarily inaccurate', with the Nile extending further south than Lake Zaire, and every inch of the map filled with fictitious detail. A delightful title cartouche, designed by Gottfried Rogg with a dragon, crocodile, parrots and pyramids, fills the lower left corner. TOOLEY: p.110; NORWICH: 80.
[Ref: 14273]    £770.00 ($1,009 • €876 rates)


HEYDT. Johann Wolfgang. [Rare map of Africa]
[Africa] Nuremberg, 1744. 240 x 275mm.
A map of Africa presented as a sea chart, with rhumb lines, 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: 17788]    £680.00 ($891 • €774 rates)


LIDL, Johann Jacob. [Scarce chart illustrating a Jesuit missionary voyage to the East]
[Untitled map of the South Atlantic, Africa and the Indian Ocean.] Vienna: Lidl, 1748. 285 x 390mm.
A chart showing the route taken by Portuguese Jesuits from Lisbon to Goa 1736-7, decorated with an armorial, two compass roses and two galleons. Published in Joseph Stoecklein's 'Der Neue Welt-Bott', an account ot Jesuit missionary work in America and Asia, the map's styling gives the look of a map a century older.
[Ref: 18804]    £1,200.00 ($1,572 • €1,366 rates)


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