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DANET, Guillaume. [A scarce French map of Africa]
L'Afrique Dressée Sur Les Relations & nouvelles decouvertes de differens Voyageurs Conformes aux observatio.ns Astronomiques. Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 490 x 720mm.
A large and rare map of Africa, not listed in either Tooley or Norwich. It is decorated with a large allegorical cartouche featuring a female Europe and a male Africa, both holding manacles, representing the valuable slaves trade. The engraved border is filled with 4 armorials, European and Asian as well as African, interspersed with shells. Danet was the son-in-law and successor of De Fer, and republished many of his maps, but this item is apparently a new work, one of series of World and Continents originally published 1729-32. The crack in the printing plate in the right border was present in the 1732 edition,
[Ref: 16496]    £2,200.00 ($2,948 • €2,506 rates)

BOULTON, Solomon. [An English 18th century wall map of Africa]
Africa, Performed by the S.r Danville under the Patronage of the Duke of Orleans. Revised and Improved by Mr. Bolton. London: J. & P. Knapton, 1766. Coloured. Four sheets conjoined, total 1010 x 990mm.
A finely engraved wall map of Africa, produced by Emanuel Bowen for 'Mr. Postlethwayte's Dictionary of Trade & Commerce'. With an inset of the Azores.
[Ref: 16564]    £1,250.00 ($1,675 • €1,424 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Eighteenth century map of Africa]
L'Afrique Dressée Pour L'Etude De La Géographie Paris: Desnos, c.1770. Original colour. 370 x 550mm.
A fine example of this scarce deluxe edition map of Africa, which includes a highly decorative architectural border frame showing cherubs, globes and garlands. The map has separately-printed French text in two columns, left and right of the map.
[Ref: 18106]    £275.00 ($369 • €313 rates)

JANVIER, Jean. [The Santini/Remondini edition of Janvier's map]
L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Etats... Venice: Paolo Santini, c.1780. Original outline colour. 480 x 650mm.
A map of Africa published in Venice, the geography shows the knowledge of the continent of the mid 18th Century which is almost accurate, but with some remnants of fantasy such as the twin lake source of the river Nile in the "Montagnes de la Lune, which is shown north of the Equator. Two further small inset maps of Cap de Bonne-Esperance and Isle de France. Ornamental title cartouche featuring palm trees and a lion in the upper left corner.
[Ref: 13706]    £450.00 ($603 • €513 rates)

NOLIN, Jean Baptiste. [18th century map of Africa]
Afrique Divisée en ses Grandes Regions, et Subdivisée en ses Grands Estats, et moindres Régions et differens Peuples. Paris: Bassett, 1781. Original outline colour. 490 x 660mm.
Map of Africa with a rococco title cartouche and engraved text describing the nations down the sides.
[Ref: 14328]    £400.00 ($536 • €456 rates)

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 ($670 • €570 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 ($670 • €570 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 ($469 • €399 rates)

LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Decorative 19th century map of Africa]
Afrique. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour on the map with additions to the borders. Steel engraving, 320 x 450mm.
A map of Africa with finely-illustrated border, with vignettes of Cairo, Alexandria and Algiers. Published in the Atlas Universel Illustre. TOOLEY: Africa, p.65, illus.
[Ref: 17826]    £240.00 ($322 • €273 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 ($201 • €171 rates)

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