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 Northern Africa 

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 ($572 • €510 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 ($572 • €510 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 ($153 • €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 ($572 • €510 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 ($413 • €369 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A scarce map of West Africa]
Parte dell'Africa che comprende L'Alta Guinea con La Nigrizia, Delineata sulle Ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1797. Coloured, 355 x 495mm.
West Africa from Cape Verde to Biafra, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. Casssini attempted to create a luxury atlas at a time other publishers were becoming more scientific. The cost of engraving and the quality of the paper used made it expensive, so few copies of the atlas were sold, making it a hard atlas to find.
[Ref: 7520]    £300.00 ($381 • €340 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th century Italian map of Egypt]
L'Egitto Antico e Moderno. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 495 x 365mm.
Egypt, with the Nile south to Aswan, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7543]    £300.00 ($381 • €340 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 ($369 • €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 ($381 • €340 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of North Africa]
Barbary including Morocco Algier, Tunis and Tripoly. Coiuntry of Dates, Fezzan &ra. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of North Africa engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16381]    £45.00 ($57 • €51 rates)

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