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  AFRICA 
 Southern Africa 

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. 1900. 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 ($507 • €460 rates)


ANDERSON, W. [A pictorial map of South Africa from the Second World War]
Union of South Africa. Their Natural and Industrial Resources. Nottingham: Printed by Thomas Forman & Sons Ltd, c.1943. Colour lithographic map. Sheet 490 x 745mm. Folded as issued.
A propaganda map of South Africa, showing how the industry and agriculture of the continent was helping the war effort. Little vignettes mark the cattle, sheep, grain and wood regions, and icons note the various types of mining. The map is decorated with a coat of arms, a large compass rose, a flagpole and a map showing the continent of Africa. A text box reads: 'South Africa is to-day an arsenal and repair base for the Armies of the United Nations. Known originally as an agricultural and pastoral country and as a producer of gold and diamonds, the Union has so accelerated her industrial production that in four years of war it has reached a figure which could not have been attained in peace-time in less than 25 years. The industries which have developed under the stress of war will form the basis of peace-time manufacture when hostilities have ceased'. This map continues a series of maps of Commonwealth countries published during the Second World War. Most were signed by Leslie MacDonald Gill; the artist here is unknown.
[Ref: 16656]    £650.00 ($824 • €747 rates)


 African Islands 

DU VAL, Pierre. [First state of Du Val's folio map of Madagascar]
Carte de L'Isle Madagascar dite autrement Madecase et de S. Laurens et aujourd hui L'Isle Dauphine avecque les Costes de Cofala et du Mozambique en Afrique. Paris, 1666. Original outline colour. 370 x 560mm.
Du Val's scarce map of Madagascar, with the coast of Mozambique and the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19085]    £400.00 ($507 • €460 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century map of the Azores]
Les Isles Terceres. Paris, Pierre Mariette, c.1670. Original colour. 430 x 500mm. Wide margins.
Map of the Azores engraved by Somer, with an inset of Terceira.
[Ref: 13349]    £340.00 ($431 • €391 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Azores]
Isles Terceres Dites Acores. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 130 x 100mm.
The Azores, from Du Val's miniature atlas, "Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10803]    £125.00 ($158 • €144 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th century map of Madagascar]
Isola di Madagascar, ò di S. Lorenzo scoperta dà Portoghesi nell'Anno 1506... Venice, c.1690. 615 x 460mm.
Large, decorative map of Madagascar, engraved in Coronelli's unique style, also showing part of the Mozambique coastline, the Comoros Islands and Reunion. Two decorative cartouches on the lower edge. The verso has Italian text and a smaller image of the island. Coronelli was a Franciscan friar; appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was also cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, which was the world's first geographical society. In addition, he was one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers of his day.
[Ref: 18685]    £550.00 ($697 • €632 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of the Cape Verde Islands]
[Cape Verde Islands.] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8913]    £100.00 ($127 • €115 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [Mortier's sea chart of Madagascar in full original colour]
Carte Particuliere de L'Isle Dauphiné ou Madagascar et St. Laurens. Amsterdam, 1700. Original body colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 565 x 850mm. Very fine condition, in attractive original colouring.
A large chart of Madagascar, orientated with north to the left, published in Mortier's monumental three-part sea-atlas, 'Le Neptune François'. The first part was a counterfeit of a French original (with 'à Paris' in the publication line); the second part, the 'Atlas Maritime' contained charts engraved by Romain de Hooghe, including the famous chart of the Mediterranean; the third, the 'Suite de Neptune François', contained charts from Portuguese sources. This chart comes from a full-colour example rather than the usual outline. Of particular interest is the delineations of Antongil Bay and Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) in the north east: at the time both were havens for European pirates preying on the East India trade and Mughal treasure ships. The actions of William Kidd, Henry Every, John Bowen & Thomas Tew in the region helped make the period of this chart the golden age of piracy. KOEMAN: M.Mor 7; 'This magnificent work was intended more as a show-piece' (Vol IV p.424).
[Ref: 14518]    £1,100.00 ($1,394 • €1,264 rates)


THORNTON, John. [A scarce English sea chart of the Canaries]
A Chart of the Coast of Barbaria with the Western, Canaria, & Cape de Verd, Isles... London, Samuel Thornton, c. 1711. 435 x 530mm. Narrow margins.
Showing from southern Portugal to Gambia, with insets of Maderia & Tenerife. Published in Thornton's 'English Pilot... The Third Book', concentrating on oriental navigation.
[Ref: 9413]    £950.00 ($1,204 • €1,092 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Madagascar]
Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens ou Isle Daufine Frankfurt, c.1719. Coloured. 150 x 115mm.
German version of Mallet's miniature map of Madagascar, from Du Val's miniature atlas 'Description de l' Univers' (German title - Beschreibung des ganzen welt-kreisses). The title is displayed within a cartouche featuring sea monsters
[Ref: 19102]    £150.00 ($190 • €172 rates)


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