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  AFRICA 
 African Islands 

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: Burgess & Barfoot, 1815. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, total 460 x 590mm. With 'A Descriptive Sketch of St Helena to Accompany Lieut. Read's Geographical plan of the Island' pasted on the reverse. With slipcase with publisher's la
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: 12127]    £2,000.00 ($2,424 • €2,182 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of Reunion]
Ile Bourbon. Paris, c.1820. Original colour. 110 x 120mm.
A charming antique map of La Réunion, an island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius
[Ref: 13520]    £130.00 ($158 • €142 rates)


BERTELOT, Sabin. [A botanist's map of Tenerife]
Carte Phytostatique de L'Ile de Ténériffe levée par S. Berthelot, Paris, 1835. Paris, 1835-50. Lithograph with original hand colour. Printed area 440 x 515mm. Small split in bottom margin of centre fold. Wide margins.
A map dividing Tenerife into six zones affecting the type of plants that could grow in each, published in 'L'Histoire Naturelle des Îles Canaries' (1835-50), written by Frenchman Sabin Berthelot and English botanist Philip Barker-Webb.
[Ref: 18450]    £850.00 ($1,030 • €927 rates)


OWEN, William Fitzwilliam. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Madagascar and Mozambique]
Carta de la Costa Oriental de Africa con la Isla San Lorenzo ò Madagascar y Canal de Mozambique desde la Bahia de Lorenzo Marques ó Delagoa, hasta Medanos Colorados... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1843. 925 x 645mm.
A scarce Spanish edition of a chart by Royal Navy Captain William Owen surveyed between 1822 and 1826. It shows the African mainland from Maputo north to the equator, marking Mombasa in Kenya. Madagascar features prominently, but Zanzibar and the Comoros islands are also marked. Owen carried out extensive hydrographic surveys in South Africa and Canada and ended his career as later vice-admiral.
[Ref: 18236]    £1,500.00 ($1,818 • €1,637 rates)


OWEN, William Fitzwilliam. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Madagascar and the Seychelles]
Carta de la costa oriental de la isla San Lorenzo ò Madagascar con las de Borbon Francia y Rodriguez y otras islas, bancos y bajos comprendidos en la partie del Oceano Indio.... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1843. 890 x 600mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Stains at centrefold.
A scarce Spanish edition of a chart by Royal Navy Captain William Owen surveyed between 1822 and 1826. It shows the eastern coastline of Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles. Owen carried out extensive hydrographic surveys in South Africa and Canada and ended his career as later vice-admiral.
[Ref: 18237]    £1,250.00 ($1,515 • €1,364 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Antique map of islands in the Atlantic, including Madeira, Canary Islands and Bermuda]
Islands in the Atlantic. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 360 x 245mm.
Antique map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin & H.Winkles, showing Bermuda, Madeira, the Azores, Canaries and Cape Verde Islands. Illustrated with six attractive vignettes of various island scenes, including Fayal, Villa Franca & Pico in the Azores, Funchal on Madeira, and shipping under the cliffs of Tenerife.
[Ref: 12631]    £100.00 ($121 • €109 rates)


HOBBS, John Stratton. [A detailed chart of the Canary Islands and Madeira]
A Chart of the Canary Islands including Madeira. Drawn from the late English Surveys by J.S. Hobbs, F.R.G.S. Hydrographer. London, Charles Wilson, 1852. 840 x 670mm.
A very detailed sea chart encompassing the Canaries, Madeira and part of the coast of West Africa. With insets of the Ports of Arrecife, Funchal and Santa Cruz and a further 17 coastal profiles and numerous soundings.
[Ref: 19402]    £1,650.00 ($1,999 • €1,800 rates)


VIDAL, Alexander & ARLETT, William. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Canary Islands]
Costal Occidental de Africa. Hoja II. Comprende desde Puerto Cansado hasta Cabo Bojador y las Islas Canarias, segun los tabajos de Vidal y Arlett de la M.R. Inglesa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1855. Touches of original colour. 525 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A large and detailed antique chart of the Canary Islands, showing the relief of the mountains with hachuring. Inset details show Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Arrecife on Lanzarote. Lighthouses are marked in colour. Lieutenant Vidal, a Royal Navy hydrographer, worked his way up through the ranks to become an admiral, and married the daughter of the British consul in Maderia.
[Ref: 12566]    £1,450.00 ($1,757 • €1,582 rates)


VIDAL, Alexander. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Azores]
Carta Esférica de las Islas Azores ó Terceras levantada en 1788 por D. Vicente Tofiño de S. Miguel y corrigida por la que levantó en 1843 y 1844 el Capitan A.T.E. Vidal de la M.R. Inglesa… Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1855. 630 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Some slight ink offset.
A large chart of the Azores with hatchuring to show relief, engraved by Noguera after the survey of Lieutenant Vidal, a Royal Navy hydrographer, who worked his way up through the ranks to become an admiral, and married the daughter of the British consul in Maderia.
[Ref: 18036]    £425.00 ($515 • €464 rates)


ECKERSBERG, Johan Fredrik. [A View of Madeira]
Penha D'Aguia. Düsseldorf: Arnz & Co., 1858. Colour lithograph, printed area 350 x 415mm. Two repaired marginal tears.
Eckersberg, a Norwegian painter, visited Madeira in 1852-54. His book, Views in Maderia, was published with text in English and German. The Penha d'Águia is an outcrop of rock 580 metres high.
[Ref: 7826]    £400.00 ($485 • €436 rates)


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