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SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Seutter's small format map of Africa]
Africa Juxta Navigationes et Observat: Recentissimas Aucta... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, c.1750, Fine original colour. 210 x 270mm. Very fine condition.
A small and very decorative map, from the 'Atlas Minor', which is, according to Tooley, 'extraordinarily inaccurate', with the Nile extending further south than Lake Zaire, and every inch of the map filled with fictitious detail. A delightful title cartouche, with a dragon, snake, lion, crocodile, parrots and pyramids, fills the lower left corner. It was engraved by his son-in-law and successor, Tobias Conrad Lotter, who also published this example. TOOLEY: p.110; NORWICH: 80.
[Ref: 14535]    £280.00 ($352 • €312 rates)

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 ($2,768 • €2,449 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 ($1,573 • €1,391 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 ($346 • €306 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 ($566 • €501 rates)

PROBST, Johann Fredrich. [A rare small-format map of Africa]
Africa. Augsburg, c.1780. Original colour. 160 x 245mm.
Scarce small map of Africa based on the cartography of Johann Schreiber. The shape of the southern part of the continent is rather broad with a large inlet in the middle of the Congo, a protruding part of the east coast in the vicinity of Mozambique, and a flat southern tip. The interior is filled with the spurious topographical features typical of the 18th century. At right is a panel of German text describing the major regions. The title cartouche features a tribesman with a bow and a crocodile. Published in Probst's 'Atlas Minor'.
[Ref: 18858]    £350.00 ($440 • €390 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 ($503 • €445 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 ($629 • €557 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 ($440 • €390 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 ($189 • €167 rates)

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