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 African Islands 

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 ($1,335 • €1,202 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 ($1,153 • €1,038 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 ($182 • €164 rates)

JANSSON, Jan. [Antique Dutch sea chart of north west Africa with the Azores and Canaries]
Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides, Sive Gorgades Belgice De Zoute Eylanden. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1730. Original colour. 440 x 545mm.
A fine old nautical chart of the Cape Verde Islands. The Ilhas de Barlavento (English: windward islands): Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista. The Ilhas de Sotavento (English: leeward islands): Maio, Santiago, Fogo, Brava.
[Ref: 12416]    £300.00 ($364 • €328 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Madeira]
Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto Dressée sur les Journaux des plus habiles Navigateurs. Paris, c.1746. 175 x 235mm.

[Ref: 10178]    £150.00 ($182 • €164 rates)

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands]
Del re di Spagna. Del re di Portogallo. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Canaries and one of the Cape Verde Islands 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: 13004]    £620.00 ($753 • €678 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [The Cape Verde Islands]
Le Isole di Capo Verde Delineate sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. 375 x 515mm.
A rare and decorative map of the Cape Verde Islands, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7825]    £320.00 ($388 • €350 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th century map of the Canaries]
Le Isole Canarie Delineate sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. 370 x 500mm. Faint crease.
A rare and decorative map of the Canaries, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7493]    £400.00 ($486 • €437 rates)

LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands]
Porto Praya. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 21. London: Luffman, 1801. 125 x 165mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Antique sea chart of the bay of Praia in the Cape Verde Islands, from Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 12812]    £65.00 ($79 • €71 rates)

READ, R.P. [Napoleon in exile on St Helena]
This Geographical Plan of the Island & Forts of St Helena is Dedicated by permission to Field Marshal His Ro.l Highness The Duke of Kent and Strathearn By Lieu.t R.P. Read. London: J. & M. Rippin, 1817. Original colour. 460 x 590mm.
A map of the island of St Helena, the South Atlantic island chosen to house Napoleon during his second exile because of the ring of high cliffs that would make escape a virtual impossibility. For the first two months he lived in a pavilion on 'The Briars' estate (almost the centre of the map), marked here 'Buonaparte's First Residence'. He was then moved to Longwood House, as shown here. The poor state of repair of Longwood, situated on a damp and windswept part of the island, is reported to have shortened the former emperor's life.
[Ref: 12262]    £2,000.00 ($2,428 • €2,186 rates)

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