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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

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 ($563 • €522 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 ($150 • €139 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 ($563 • €522 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Guinea]
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'.
[Ref: 7367]    £280.00 ($350 • €325 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 ($406 • €377 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 ($375 • €348 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 ($363 • €336 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 ($375 • €348 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 ($56 • €52 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of West Africa]
Nigritia and Guinea; with the African Coast from Cape Blanco to Cape Lopo-Gonsalvez. London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of West Africa engraved by Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16382]    £65.00 ($81 • €75 rates)


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