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  AFRICA 

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 ($256 • €224 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 ($1,917 • €1,682 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 ($4,090 • €3,587 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 ($1,534 • €1,345 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 ($243 • €213 rates)


WEIGEL, Christoph. [18th century map of Africa]
Africæ Tabula. Nuremberg, c.1720. Original wash colour. 280 x 340mm. Centerfold reinforced on verso
A reduction of Homann's map of Africa from Koeler's 'Atlas Manualis', with a decorative title cartouche of natives, elephants, lions and other animals. The source of the Nile is shown emanating from the Ptolemaic lakes of "Zaflan" and" Zaire" south of the equator.
[Ref: 17860]    £375.00 ($479 • €420 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 ($971 • €852 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 ($984 • €863 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Seutter's small format map of Africa]
Africa Juxta Navigationes et Observat: Recentissimas Aucta... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, c.1750, Fine original colour. 210 x 270mm. Very fine condition.
A small and very decorative map, from the 'Atlas Minor', which is, 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, with a dragon, snake, lion, crocodile, parrots and pyramids, fills the lower left corner. It was engraved by his son-in-law and successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter, who also published this example. TOOLEY: p.110; NORWICH: 80.
[Ref: 14535]    £280.00 ($358 • €314 rates)


DANET, Guillaume. [A scarce French map of Africa]
L'Afrique Dressée Sur Les Relations & nouvelles decouvertes de differens Voyageurs Conformes aux observatio.ns Astronomiques. Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 490 x 720mm.
A large and rare map of Africa, not listed in either Tooley or Norwich. It is decorated with a large allegorical cartouche featuring a female Europe and a male Africa, both holding manacles, representing the valuable slaves trade. The engraved border is filled with 4 armorials, European and Asian as well as African, interspersed with shells. Danet was the son-in-law and successor of De Fer, and republished many of his maps, but this item is apparently a new work, one of series of World and Continents originally published 1729-32. The crack in the printing plate in the right border was present in the 1732 edition,
[Ref: 16496]    £2,200.00 ($2,812 • €2,466 rates)


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