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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

VINCENDON DUMOULIN, Clement Adrien. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of Mogador, now Essaouira in Morocco]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Carta de la Bahia de Mogador. Levantada en 1852... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1860-69. 440 x 630mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the seas around both the city and island of Mogador, with the layout of the town and some of the antiquities marked. C.A. Vincendon Dumoulin (1811-58) was a French hydrographer who served with Dumont D'Urville on the Astrolabe's voyage to the South Seas.
[Ref: 12782]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


BACON, George Washington. [A scarce map-view of Egypt]
Bird's-Eye View of Egypt looking North from the Pyramids. London, 1882. Chromolithograph. Sheet 575 x 810mm. Binding folds flattened with small repairs, backed with archival tissue.
An elevated map-view of Egypt, with the Sphinx's head at the bottom of the map and the length of the Suex Canal shown on the right. Bottom left is a prospect of Cairo. The map would have been published to satisfy public interest in Egypt at a time Britain was helping put down the 'Urabi Revolt, primarily to protect their commercial interests, including the Suez Canal. Once the British Army won the Battle of Tell Ek Kebir in September 1882 Egypt was a de facto British colony until 1954.
[Ref: 18032]    £550.00 ($740 • €625 rates)


GRAPHIC, The. [A bird's-eye view of the Suez Canal after Britain's invasion of Egypt in 1882]
A Birds Eye View of the Suez Canal. Special Gratis Supplement of the Graphic. London: 2nd September, 1882. Chromolithographic map, printed area 265 x 685mm.
A map-view of the Suez Canal from the east, with Cairo in the background. On the 20th May 1882 Britain invaded Egypt in support of the khedive Tewfik Pasha after a coup attempt, taking control of the Canal on the 25th August to protect European interests. At the time of publication the British were still fighting the rebels, led by an Egyptian army officer, Ahmed ‘Urabi. The rebels gathered at Tel el-Kebir (shown here between the Canal and Cairo), and on the 13th September the British mounted a surprise night attack and routed them. Egypt remained under British control until 1956, although the Convention of Constantinople in 1888 confirmed the guaranteed right of passage of all ships through the canal during war and peace.
[Ref: 15155]    £250.00 ($336 • €284 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Map of the Nile published during the Mahdist crisis]
A Map of the Nile, from the Equatorial Lakes to the Mediterranean, Embracing the Egyptian Sûdan (Kordofan, Darfur, &c.) and Abyssinia. 1884. London: Edward Stanford, December 1st, 1884. Chromolithographic map with extra original hand colour, dissected and laid on linen, folded into cloth covers with publisher's label. 660 x 560mm.
A map of the Nile south to Lake Victoria, published during the revolt of Sudan against Egyptian control, which had started in 1881. Britain became embroiled in the conflict as Egypt was a protectorate. The revolt began when Muhammad Ahmad bin Abd Allah (1845-85) declared himself the 'Mahdi' (a messianic redeemer of the Islamic faith). Although the 'Ulema' (the Orthodox religious authorities) ridiculed his claims, he gathered an army of 40,000 and soon much of Sudan was in his control. Britian wanted to withdraw from the area, and General Charles George Gordon was despatched to Khartoum evacuate Europeans and Egyptian loyalists. He arrived in Egypt in January 1884, but by March was beseiged in Khartoum. The city, at the centre of this map, was still invested when this map was published in December; the city fell and Gordon killed on January 26th, two days before a relief force arrived. Also of interest is the section of the Congo and its tributary, the Lualaba, as mapped by Henry Morton Stanley in 1877. The cararacts that separate the two rivers are called here the Stanley Falls, but are now the Boyoma Falls.
[Ref: 14483]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


Gold Coast Survey. [Map of Ghana as a British Crown Colony]
Gold Coast Survey General Map of The Gold Coast and that part of Togoland mandated to Great Britain. Accra, 1925, second edition. Chromolithographic map, dissect and laid on linen as issued, total 770 x 560mm, folded into yellow paper covers. Covers slightly darkened with ink ownership mss.
A detailed map of Ghana under British rule, published in November of 1925, the year that Gordon Guggisberg's constitution set up provincial councils.
[Ref: 15242]    £260.00 ($350 • €295 rates)


Gold Coast Survey. [Map of Ghana as a British Crown Colony]
Gold Coast Survey General Map of The Gold Coast and that part of Togoland mandated to Great Britain. Accra, 1928, third edition. Chromolithographic map, dissect and laid on linen as issued, total 770 x 560mm, folded into yellow paper covers. Covers slightly darkened.
A detailed map of Ghana under British rule.
[Ref: 15243]    £260.00 ($350 • €295 rates)


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