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  AFRICA 

SPEED, John. [The first English map of the continent 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 ($5,080 • €4,544 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 ($1,905 • €1,704 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 ($4,064 • €3,635 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.
This item is currently on reserve


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 ($965 • €863 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 ($978 • €875 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 ($356 • €318 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 ($2,794 • €2,499 rates)


BOULTON, Solomon. [An English 18th century wall map of Africa]
Africa, Performed by the S.r Danville under the Patronage of the Duke of Orleans. Revised and Improved by Mr. Bolton. London: J. & P. Knapton, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1010 x 990mm.
A finely engraved wall map of Africa, produced by Emanuel Bowen for 'Mr. Postlethwayte's Dictionary of Trade & Commerce'. With an inset of the Azores.
[Ref: 16564]    £1,250.00 ($1,588 • €1,420 rates)


JANVIER, Jean. [The Santini/Remondini edition of Janvier's map]
L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Etats... Venice: Paolo Santini, c.1780. Original outline colour. 480 x 650mm.
A map of Africa published in Venice, the geography shows the knowledge of the continent of the mid 18th Century which is almost accurate, but with some remnants of fantasy such as the twin lake source of the river Nile in the "Montagnes de la Lune, which is shown north of the Equator. Two further small inset maps of Cap de Bonne-Esperance and Isle de France. Ornamental title cartouche featuring palm trees and a lion in the upper left corner.
[Ref: 13706]    £450.00 ($572 • €511 rates)


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