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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [The River Nile]
Description du Nil, de ses sources, de son cours depuis les cataractes jusques, au caire, avec une carte tres exacte de ce fleuve & des environs copiee sur... Amsterdam, 1718. French text. 380 x 500mm.
Map centred on the river Nile oriented with north at the bottom. Showing from the first catarct at Aswan to Cairo. Inset images and explanatory text of: I.The Temple of Isis at Aswan, II. Small pyramids up to 70 feet in height, III. Large pyramids up to 1400 feet in height and IV. A sphinx.
[Ref: 17160]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th Century map of the Kingdoms of Fez and Morocco]
Les Royaumes de Fez et de Maroc deux des plus célèbres de l'Afrique,,, Leiden, c. 1720. Coloured. 280 x 370mm
Map of the kingdoms of Morocco and Fez (which was the northern part of Morocco), oriented with west to the top.
[Ref: 17092]    £340.00 ($457 • €386 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century map of the course of the Nile]
Le Cours Du Nil, Suivant les Auteurs Modernes et les dernieres Relations... Paris, 1720. Coloured. 470 x 650mm.
De Fer's folio size map showing the course of the Nile from Abyssinia, through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. Large inset map shows details along the Nile river in Egypt, starting form Aswan in the south. The map also shows the main caravan route from Lower Egypt to the west of the Nile, extending through Abyssinia. Another route is shown in Arabia connecting Mecca, Medina, and other important cities. Decorative cartouche topped by a crocodile.
[Ref: 15631]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. [18th Century Map of Egypt]
Egypte, partie de l'Afrique... Amsterdam, c.1725. Coloured. 300 x 375mm.
A map of Egypt with the river Nile, orientated with north to the right. The cartouche shows the pyramids and sphinx.
[Ref: 17093]    £325.00 ($437 • €369 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Christoph. [Early 19th Century map of Morocco in fine original colour]
Statuum Maroccanorum... Nuremberg, 1728. Original colour. 490 x 550mm. A good, strong impression.
A decorative map of Morocco in fine original colour, also showing Madeira and the Canary Islands. The title cartouche depicts Moors, a serpent, lion and ostrich. Under the map are prospects of Marrakesh and Meknes. Johann Christoph was the son of Johann Baptist, and took over the family business on his father's death in 1724. However he only survived his father by six years, dying at the age of twenty-nine. From then on the firm took on the rather anonymous appellation 'Homann's Heirs'.
[Ref: 7709]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [Oran, celebrating its recapture by the Spanish in 1732]
Topographica Repræsentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitæ Oran... Nuremberg, 1732. Original wash colour. 495 x 570mm.
Chart of the environs of Oran in Algeria, with a panorama of the city and environs, decorated with several seacraft. In 1509 Spain captured Oran from the Moors, but in 1708, with Spain disadvantaged by the War of the Spanish Succession, they were driven out by the Turkish Bey, Mustapha Ben Youssef. In 1732 José Carrillo de Albornoz, 1st Duke of Montemar (1671-1747), recaptured Oran, causing this map to be published, after which the Spanish held the city until 1792, when the Spanish saw no point in keeping it, when it was handed over to the Bey of Algiers.
[Ref: 8195]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


MYLLER, Angelicus Maria Plan Von Gros Cairo. Prague, Hiller, c.1732, 150 x 180mm A very fine example.
A bird's eye view of Cairo, showing the Nile and the pyramids. From Myller's book entitled "Peregrinus In Jerusalem". Myller journeyed from Rome to Jerusalem then on to Troy, Gallipoli and Constantinople. From Constantinople he travelled to Egypt and then to Syria. Finally from Syria he travelled to Malta and back to Rome
[Ref: 8643]    £160.00 ($215 • €182 rates)


COVENS & MORTIER. [18th century map of Egypt, focusing on the Nile]
Carte de l'Egypte et le cours du Nil... Amsterdam, c.1745. Outline colour. 630 x 480mm.
Detailed map of Egypt showing the delineation of the River Nile. Inserts show the Nile delta according to Herodotum, Strabonem, Diodorum, Plinium and Ptolemaeum.
[Ref: 16069]    £650.00 ($874 • €738 rates)


POSTLETHWEYT, Malachy. [West Africa]
A new and correct Map of the Coast of Africa from Cape Blanco... to the Coast of Angola... With explanatory notes of all the Forts and Settlements belonging to the several European Powers. London, c.1750. Coloured. 410 x 510mm.
Western Africa, with a larger-scale inset of the Gold Coast showing roads into the interior. The forts of the English, Dutch, French and Portuguese are listed, with an extensive key. Against one fort is noted that the French 'supplied their Sugar Colonies from hence, where they have no right to trade, with vast quantities of the choicest negros upon the whole coast'.
[Ref: 16781]    £350.00 ($471 • €398 rates)


STACKHOUSE, Thomas. [Egypt]
A Map Of Ancient Aegypt From Celarius. London, John Hinton, 1756, coloured, 310 x 210mm Original folds flattened.
Ancient Egypt marking its cities and topography, the title contained in a decorative cartouche in the shape of a pyramid surrounded by ancient Egyptian antiquities such as a Sphinx and a mummy. As stated in the title, the information contained on this map is gleaned from Celarius, a 17th Century mapmaker, known for his works dealing with the ancient world. Published in "A History Of The New Testament Of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ..."
[Ref: 10683]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


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