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  AFRICA 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A scarce 18th Century Italian map of Africa]
L'Africa Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Original colour. 340 x 480mm.
A scarce map of Africa: the large title cartouche shows an allegorical figure representing the continent holding up an elephant's tusk, surrounded by a lion, crocodile and a horned serpent. Rare: not listed in either Tooley or Norwich.
[Ref: 15540]    £500.00 ($625 • €580 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Map of Africa from the end of the 18th century]
Carte d'Afrique... Paris, Dezauche, 1797. Coloured. 490 x 640mm.
A large map with two garland cartouches. De L'Isle published the original map in 1722, which his successors Buache and Dezauche used up to 1779. In 1787 Dezuache had this new plate engraved, which was used up to 1805. TOOLEY: Africa, p.70-71.
[Ref: 13327]    £500.00 ($625 • €580 rates)


MENTELLE, Edme. [A French Republican map of Africa]
Carte Générale et Politique de l'Afrique. Paris: Chanlaire & Mentelle, 1799. Original colour. 350 x 460mm. Mapseller's ink stamp within plate mark.
A map of the continent of Africa published in "An VI" of the French Prepublic. Of interest are the numerous mountain ranges criss-crossing the interior, including the infamous 'Mountains of Kong'
[Ref: 16258]    £160.00 ($200 • €186 rates)


LAS CASAS, Emmanuel. [A scarce English edition of La Sage's map of Africa]
Africa with its Geographical Divisions, European Colonies, &c, &c. London: R. Juigné, 1813. Original colour. Map 345 x 375mm, set in letterpress text, total printed area 460 x 675mm.
An unusual English edition of this map of Africa, which has stripped away the fictitious interior of earlier maps, but unfortunately including Rennell's fictitious 'Mountains of Kong' in West Africa. The continent is divided into six areas: Egypt, Barbary, Western Coast, Southern Part, Eastern Coast, and, largest of all, 'Interior Parts almost entirely Unknown'. Thus much of the detail is coastal, for example marking the Slave Forts of Elmina & Fort Christiansbourg on the Guinea coast five years after the Royal Navy's West Africa Squadron started anti-slaver patrols in 1808. The routes of five explorers are shown: James Bruce's search for the source of the Nile in Nubia and Abyssinia (1768-71); François Levaillant in South Africa (1781-4); William George Browne's expedition to Darfur (1793); Mungo Park in the Gambia (1795-7); & Hormann in Egypt and Libya (1798). Around the map is extensive descriptive historical and geographic text. The was published in 'Le Sage'
[Ref: 13770]    £350.00 ($438 • €406 rates)


BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert. [The opening of the Africa interior]
Carte de L'Afrique. Paris, 1834. Steel-engraving with original outline colour. 370 x 515mm. Publisher's blind-stamp. A very fine example.
A detailed map, with much more detailed information in the interior, although still with large blank expanses.
[Ref: 14981]    £200.00 ($250 • €232 rates)


 Northern Africa 

SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Dumyat]
Damiata. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, image 140 x 220mm, set in a page of text. Some restoration in margins.
An imaginary view of Dumyat (Damieta) on the coast of the Mediterranean, published in a small folio edition of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Despite the eight editions (one possibly as late as 1604) fewer of these were printed than the Nuremberg original. A rare incunabule.
[Ref: 8973]    £150.00 ($188 • €174 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Cairo]
Memphis vel Chairum. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, printed area 90 x 140mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Cairo, published in a small folio edition of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Despite the eight editions (one possibly as late as 1604) fewer of these were printed than the Nuremberg original. A rare incunabule.
[Ref: 8977]    £125.00 ($156 • €145 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Alexandria]
Alexandria. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, printed area 90 x 140mm, set in a page of text.
An imaginary view of Alexandria, published in a small folio edition of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Despite the eight editions (one possibly as late as 1604) fewer of these were printed than the Nuremberg original. A rare incunabule.
[Ref: 8978]    £120.00 ($150 • €139 rates)


SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [An incunabule prospect of Dumyat in Egypt]
Damiata. Nuremberg, Anton Kolberger, 1493, German text edition. Woodcut, printed area 140 x 225mm, set in text.
Original antique print showing an imaginary view of Dumyat (Damieta) on the coast of the Mediterranean, published in the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Original print showing an imaginary view of Dumyat (Damieta) on the coast of the Mediterranean, published in the famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Printed before 1500 it is classed as an incunabule.
[Ref: 9014]    £200.00 ($250 • €232 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [16th century map of the Nile Delta]
Nam raro pluit in Aegypto, ... Basle, Henri Petri, c.1560, German text edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 175 x 160mm set in text..
Woodblock map of the Nile delta graphically depicting the sea, river, pyramids and sand dunes. Text below and on verso, which includes a woodblock illustration of a formal garden.
[Ref: 15241]    £95.00 ($119 • €110 rates)


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