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CARY, John. [Detailed early 19th century map of Arabia]
Arabia London, 1813. Original colour. 250 x 310mm.
Detailed map of the Arabian Peninsula, showing the caravan routes.
[Ref: 18123]    £220.00 ($311 • €252 rates)


FORESTI, Giacomo. [Early 16th century prospect of Constantinople]
Costantinopolo Citta bellissima. Venice: c.1524. Woodcut, 90 x 145mm, set in Italian text.
An early diagrammatic prospect of Constantinople from Foresti da Bergamo's 'Novissime Hystoriæ'. Foresti (1434-1520) was a noted historian in his day: his 'Supplementum Chronicarum' (1491), was plagarised by Hartmann Schedel, appearing word for word in the more famous 'Nuremberg Chronicle' (1493).
[Ref: 18405]    £180.00 ($255 • €206 rates)

MONCORNET, Balthazar. [A scarce 17th century prospect of Constantinople]
Constantinople. Parris: Moncornet, c.1660. 340 x 510mm.
A superbly-detailed prospect of Constantinople from Galata, based on the same 1635 view used by Merian. It depicts both sides of the Golden Horn in great detail, with the important buildings identified by a 29-point key below.
[Ref: 18218]    £2,250.00 ($3,184 • €2,581 rates)

LEBRETON, Louis. [Prospect of Istanbul from Scutari with fine colour]
Constantinople. Vue prise de Scutari. Paris, L. Turgis, c.1855. Tinted lithograph with original hand finishing. Printed area 390 x 500mm.
A very fine view of Istanbul from Scutari with the major buildings named underneath, published for the series 'Ports de Mer d'Europe'.
[Ref: 18149]    £1,500.00 ($2,123 • €1,721 rates)

 The Caucasus 

DU VAL, Pierre. [Miniature 17th Century map of Georgia]
Géorgie. Paris, 1682. Coloured. 105 x 130mm.
Miniature map of the Caucasus, marking Baku, published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 18402]    £185.00 ($262 • €212 rates)

 New Zealand 

BONNE, Rigobert. [18th Century map of New Zealand]
Carte De La Nouvelle Zéelande. Paris, c.1778. Coloured. 360 x 240mm.
Chart based on Cook's survey, with four insets, including Cook's Strait and the Thames River.
[Ref: 18213]    £750.00 ($1,061 • €860 rates)

 Northern Africa 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A scarce map of West Africa]
Parte dell'Africa che comprende L'Alta Guinea con La Nigrizia, Delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1797. Coloured, 355 x 495mm.
West Africa from Cape Verde to Biafra, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. Casssini attempted to create a luxury atlas at a time other publishers were becoming more scientific. The cost of engraving and the quality of the paper used made it expensive, so few copies of the atlas were sold, making it a hard atlas to find.
[Ref: 7520]    £300.00 ($425 • €344 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of western Africa with vignettes]
Western Africa. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851, Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 335mm.
Old map of western Africa from Senegal to Nigeria, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Sierra Leone, Christiansborg (Osu Castle), Cape coast Castle and Bakel.
[Ref: 17777]    £140.00 ($198 • €161 rates)

NOGUERA, Juan. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the coast of Nigeria]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Hoja X. Comprende desde el Cabo S.n Pablo hasta el de Formoso, segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1850-68. 640 x 940mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed chart of the Gulf of Guinea from Keta in Ghana south east to the mouth of the Niger, marking Ouidah in Benin and Lagos in Nigeria.
[Ref: 18235]    £1,100.00 ($1,557 • €1,262 rates)

 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 ($1,203 • €975 rates)

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