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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

Anonymous. [Map of the island of Gorée to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
The Island of Goree. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm.
A map of the French colony on Gorée, now part of the city of Dakar, Senegal. It became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63), and a fleet was sent to capture it in Dember 1758, under Admiral Augustus Keppel, The attack was successfull and the island remained in British hands until 1763, when it was handed it back by the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the February edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14901]    £100.00 ($135 • €114 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of the Nile Delta]
Delta dell' Egitto e Bocche del Nilo. Italy, c. 1760. 215 x 305mm.
Detailed Italian map of the Delta of Egypt and the mouth of the River Nile.
[Ref: 17868]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The British attack on the French Colony of St Louis, Senegal]
Grundriss von dem Fort St Louis auf dem Eylande der Sanaga oder Senegal. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1760. Original colour. 220 x 370mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of the French Fort St Louis, Senegal, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). It was the first permanent French settlement in Africa, an important trading post for slaves, hides, beeswax & ambergris. As such it became a target for the British during the Seven Years' War. In a plan devised by an American merchant, Thomas Cumming, two warships and 200 men suprised the French and took it without loss, striking a serious blow to the French economy. The British kept St Louis at the end of the war but the French recaptured it in 1779 during the American War of Independence and Britain signed it away in the 1783 Treaty of Paris.
[Ref: 12902]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of north west Africa]
Carta II. dell'Affrica. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Egypt, the Sudan and Ethiopia, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12998]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Abyssinia]
La Nubia ed Abissinia. Venice, 1784. Original colour. 320 x 410mm.
North eastern Africa, but showing the Red Sea and coast of Arabia in some detail.
[Ref: 9473]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 rates)


BRUCE, James. [Bruce's search for the source of the Nile]
To My Worthy and Learned Friend the Honourable Daines Barrington This Plan of two Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble Servant James Bruce. London: J. Walker, 1790. 540 x 330mm.
In 1768 James Bruce (1730-94) set out to find the source of the Blue Nile, spending five years in North Africa and Arabia. This map plots two routes around Lake Tana, starting from Gondar, the capital of Ethiopia, with the source shown bottom left. On his return to London in 1774 he claimed to be the first European to reach the source of the Blue Nile, but attracted attacks on his credibility. Affronted, Bruce did not publish his account until 1790 (persuaded by his friend Barrington); his 'Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile' contained this map.
[Ref: 17095]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A scarce Italian map of Barbary]
Le Coste di Barbaria ovvero I Regni di Marocco, di Fez, Di Algeri, di Tunisi, e di Tripoli coi Paesi circonvicini Delineati sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1797. Original Colour. 355 x 485mm.
North west Africa, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', and unsuccessful publication and therefore scarce.
[Ref: 15511]    £325.00 ($437 • €369 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce map of Egypt]
L'Egitto Antico e Moderno. Rome, 1798. Coloured. 495 x 365mm.
Egypt, with the Nile south to Aswan, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7369]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th Century map of Nubia and Abyssinia]
La Nubia ed Abissinia delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Coloured, 365 x 500mm.
Map of Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7556]    £290.00 ($390 • €329 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [Large map of West Africa published at the end of the 18th century]
Carte de la Barbarie de la Nigritie et de La Guinée. Paris: Dezauche, c.1798. Original outline colour. 500 x 630mm.
A French map of West Africa, published in Year VII (1798) of the French Republic, despite having been first issued in 1700. In the 1790s there was much interest in West Africa, with Mungo Park's attempt to follow the Niger with its eastward flow. A century earlier De L'Isle noted: 'Some believe that the Niger is a branch of the Nile'.
[Ref: 14029]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


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