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  AFRICA 
 Southern Africa 

BREGANTE, S. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Gabon, the Congo and Angola]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Hoja XII. Comprende desde El Cabo Lopez hasta Punta Palmarinhas, segun los trabajos mas recientes ingleses y franceses. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. Touch of original hand colour. 940 x 620mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Paper with light toning, glue stains at centre fold, pair of small worm holes in left margin.
A detailed chart of the coast of Africa from Cape Lopes (Port-Gentil) in Gabon, south through the Republic of the Congo to Luanda in Angola. Six insets include a chart of the mouth of the Congo River. A single lighthouse is marked in colour.
[Ref: 18238]    £850.00 ($1,073 • €942 rates)


RIUDAVETS, José Maria. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Angola, Namibia and South Africa]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Hoja XIII. Comprende desde la Punta Palmarinhas hasta la Bahia Hondeklip, segun los trabajos mas recientes ingleses y portugueses. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1870. Touch of original hand colour. 990 x 640mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Glue stains at centre fold, pair of small worm holes in left margin.
A detailed chart of the coast of Africa from Luanda in Angola, south through Namibia to Hondekip Bay in South Africa. Six large insets show: Luanda, Lobito, Benguela, Tombua and Namibe in Angola; and Port Nolloth in South Africa. A single lighthouse is marked in colour.
[Ref: 18239]    £850.00 ($1,073 • €942 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Contemporary map of Transvaal on the cusp of the Second Boer War]
Stanford's Map of the South African Republic (Transvaal). London: Edward Stanford Ltd, July 1st, 1899. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, total 730 x 930mm.
A map of the Transvaal published only a few months before the outbreak of the Second Boer War (1899-1902).
[Ref: 15003]    £350.00 ($442 • €388 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Map of the Orange Free State published the day before the start 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 Delgoa Bay in Portuguese East Africa. 1899. First edition, without hills. London: Stanford, October 10th 1899. Colour lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen as issued, total 685 x 975mm.
A large and detailed map, centred on the Orange Free State, with the surrounding British possessions, the railways highlighted. It was published the day before the Boers launched pre-emptive strikes on Ladysmith, Mafeking and Kimberley, all marked on this map.
[Ref: 15864]    £375.00 ($473 • €416 rates)


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 ($505 • €443 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 ($820 • €720 rates)


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