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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

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 ($156 • €138 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 ($260 • €230 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Prospect of Alexandria in the 16th Century]
Alexandria. Cologne, 1574-, Latin text edition. Coloured. 365 x 485mm.
Original antique map view of Alexandria, published in Braun & Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed townplans. Among the buildings shown in profile are the lighthouse at the entrance of the harbour, the fortified dock and Pompey's Pillar. KOEMAN B&H 2.
[Ref: 12790]    £780.00 ($1,014 • €897 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Moroccan towns including Tangier]
Tingis Lusitanis, Tangiara. Tzaffin. Septa. Arzilla. Salaa. Cologne, c. 1575, French text edition. Original colour. 330 x 475mm.
Views of the five northern and western African coastal towns on one sheet: Tangiers, Tzaffin, Septa (Ceuta), Arzila, and Sala, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 1.
[Ref: 15859]    £400.00 ($520 • €460 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Mombasa, Aden & Quiloa]
Aden, Arabiæ Foelicis emporium celeberrimi nominis...; Mombaza; Quiloa; Cefala. Cologne, c. 1598, French text edition. Original colour. 340 x 475mm.
Four map-views on one sheet, published in the first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans. The views are of four of the most important ports in the Indian Ocean: the upper half of the sheet is dedicated to Aden, with Mombasa (Kenya), Kilwa (Tanzania) & Sofala (or Beira, Mozambique) underneath. French text on verso. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 15645]    £600.00 ($780 • €690 rates)


 Southern Africa 

WAR OFFICE. [A 'Confidential' intelligence plan of Pretoria during the Second Boer War]
[Pretoria.] Intelligence Division, War Office, No 1438. Southampton: Ordnance Survey Office, 1899. Heliozincograph, printed area 525 x 790mm. Creasing in margins.
A sketch map of Pretoria published for the War Office the year that the Second Boer War started. It marks the four Pretoria Forts, built by the South African Republic in preparation for war with Britian. Three (Schanskop, Wonderboompoort and Klapperkop) were designed by employees of the German engineering company Krupp; the fourth (Fort Daspoortrand), by a French former artillery officer. A sketch inset shows the profile of the three German forts. At the beginning of the war it was a national scandal that the army had no detailed maps of their own colony, let alone the Boer republics. The Military Intelligence Division, founded in 1895, had only eighteen officers (compared to Germany's 150). The British Army suffered several setbacks as they could not rely on the maps they had. Maps such as this were rushed out: in the top right the printed word 'Confidential' denotes the need to keep extent of the British knowledge secret. By the time the British arrived in June 1900 most of the big guns of the forts had been removed for use elsewhere in the war. The British guns opened up on Klapperkop and Schanskop, but stopped when there was no response. The British walked in and rearmed the forts.
[Ref: 16621]    £1,200.00 ($1,560 • €1,380 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

Anonymous. [Plan of Manchester & Salford]
Plan von Manchester und Saalford in England. Prague, 1810. 360 x 440mm.
Highly detailed plan of the City of Manchester and Salford, streets, rivers and buildings are named.
[Ref: 15080]    £190.00 ($247 • €219 rates)


 English Counties 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early views of Windsor & Oxford]
Oxonium nobile Anglie oppidum...; Vindesorium celeberrimum Anglie castrum... Cologne, 1575. Coloured. 365 x 490mm.
Prospects of Windsor Castle and Oxford after Joris Hofnagle, published for the Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the first series of printed town plans.
[Ref: 16784]    £750.00 ($975 • €863 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [A 16th century plan of Norwich]
Nordovicum, Angliae Civitas. Cologne, 1581-. Old colour. 325 x 440mm.
The earliest printed map of Norwich, a 'map-view' with the major buildings, in this case the colleges, shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 2.
[Ref: 16817]    £700.00 ($910 • €805 rates)


BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early bird's eye view of Canterbury]
Cantuarbury. Cantuaria urbs Angliae celebris; Archiepiscopati sede commendata. Cologne, 1588-, German text edition. Fine original colour. 290 x 430mm. A couple of repaired tears at the bottom left and bottom margin, glue residue on verso of centerfold, overall a good example.
A fine 'map-view' of Canterbury with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. Published in Volume IV of the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first series of printed town plans. KOEMAN: B&H 4.
[Ref: 17298]    £950.00 ($1,235 • €1,093 rates)


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