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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

BLOME, Richard. [17th century map of the Barbary Coast of Africa]
A Generall Mapp of the Coast of Barbarie, where are the Kingdoms and Estates of Morocco, Fez, Algier, Tunis and Tripolis: Also the Kingdoms, Estates, and Deserts of Barca, Egipt, Libya, Biledulgerid, Segelmesse, and Darha; with the Circumjacent Counteries. By Mounsieur Sanson Geographer to the French King, and Rendered into English, and Illustrated by Richard Blome : By his Majesties Especiall Command. London, 1670. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 345 x 1060mm. Narrow lateral margins as issued.
A scarce map of the north African coast, also showing southern Spain, Sicily, the Morea and Crete, southern Turkey and Cyprus. Detail decreases the further south the map shows, with towns replaced with vignette lions, elephants, camels and ostriches. At the time of publication Tangier was a British possession, given to Charles II as part of the dowry when he married Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguse Infanta in 1662. Charles planned to make the town the fortress/gatekeeper to the Mediterranean, the role Gibraltar later took on, but the British were driven from Tangier in 1684. The map was engraved by Francis Lamb for Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World', the second folio world atlas published in England, first issued in 1669. Along the top of the map is a line of 36 armorials, testament to Blome's skill at raising money by subscription. Among the names are James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton and Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, and Elias Ashmole, whose bequest of books and manuscripts formed the basis of the Ashmolean Museum.
[Ref: 15295]    £900.00 ($1,175 • €1,038 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Du Val's folio map of the slave forts of the Gulf of Guinea]
Costes de Guinée avec les Royaumes qui y sont connus des Européens, au dedans des terres; Selon les Relations les plus nouvelles. Paris, 1671. Original outline colour. 340 x 530mm.
Du Val's scarce map of the coasts of Africa from Sierra Leone south to the Equator. Of interest is the early depiction of the mass of slaves forts that had sprung up on the Gold Coast (modern Ghana), including the infamous Elmina, Christiansborg and Cape Coast Castle (here Cabo-Corso). A key marks which were English, Dutch, Danish or Portuguese. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19091]    £320.00 ($418 • €369 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Mauretania & The Sahara]
Le Biledulgerid Ou Numidie Et Le Zaara Autrement Le Desert.. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Mauretania and the Western Sahara marking its topography, rivers and settlements. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10828]    £80.00 ($104 • €92 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Nubia]
Nubie. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Nubia (now composed of parts of Egypt and Sudan) marking its topography, tribal lands, rivers and settlements. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10830]    £80.00 ($104 • €92 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Capo Verde Islands]
Bocche del Fiume Negro et Isole di Capo Verde... Venice, c.1690. Coloured. 460 x 610mm. Small repair on platemark.
Senegal, Gambia & Guinea-Bissau with the Capo Verde Islands. The title is on a banner held up by putti.
[Ref: 7413]    £350.00 ($457 • €404 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Djerba]
Isola, e Castello di Gerbi... Venice, 1691. 225 x 305mm, set in text.
The Tunisian island of Djerba, the largest African island in the Mediterranean. The Barbary pirate Barbarossa used the island as a base for his actions against European ships. Published in the 'Isolario'.
[Ref: 7397]    £200.00 ($261 • €231 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Penon di Velez]
Penon di Velez. Venice, 1691. 130 x 170mm, set in text.
Plan of the rocky Spanish enclave in North Africa. On verso is a plan of the harbour of Goletta, with Tunis is the background. Published in the 'Isolario'.
[Ref: 7581]    £150.00 ($196 • €173 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Libya]
Barbaria Orientalis. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8800]    £70.00 ($91 • €81 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Nubia]
[...Nubien...] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8815]    £70.00 ($91 • €81 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of the Congo]
[Biledulgerid et Zara...] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8825]    £80.00 ($104 • €92 rates)


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