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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Detailed map of Egypt]
Lower Egypt and the Adjacent Deserts with a part of Palestine; to which has been added the Nomenclature of the Roman Age. London, James Wyld, 1840. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged in green silk, folded into marbled endpapers with original cloth covers. 570 x 840mm.
Detailed map, extending from Arabs Bay to Acre.
[Ref: 12034]    £260.00 ($340 • €300 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of north west Africa with vignettes]
Northern Africa. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330 mm.
Old map of northern west Africa showing Morocco, Algeria and Tunis. It was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of Morocco, Constantine, Algiers and Tunis.
[Ref: 15798]    £95.00 ($124 • €110 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of Egypt with vignettes]
Egypt and Arabia Petræa. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 355 x 240mm.
Old map of Egypt and Sinai, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan in Cairo, Alexandria, the Sphinx and Karnack.
[Ref: 16141]    £120.00 ($157 • €138 rates)


VINCENDON DUMOULIN, Clement Adrien. [An uncommon 19th century old sea chart of Rabat and Salé, Morocco]
Carta del Puerto y Rada de Salé. Levantado en 1852. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1860. 405 x 565mm.
A scarce Spanish antique chart of the seas around Rabat (or New Salé), 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: 12781]    £600.00 ($784 • €692 rates)


NOGUERA, Juan. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the coast of Nigeria]
Costa Occidental de Africa. Hoja X. Comprende desde el Cabo S.n Pablo hasta el de Formoso, segun los trabajos ingleses mas modernos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1850-68. 640 x 940mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed chart of the Gulf of Guinea from Keta in Ghana south east to the mouth of the Niger, marking Ouidah in Benin and Lagos in Nigeria.
[Ref: 18235]    £1,100.00 ($1,437 • €1,268 rates)


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 ($392 • €346 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 ($392 • €346 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 ($340 • €300 rates)


 Southern Africa 

SANUTO, Livio. [An early engraved map of southern Africa]
Africae Tabula X. Venice, Damiano Zenaro, 1588, 400 x 520mm Lateral margins extended, excellent impression.
A very finely engraved map of Southern Africa, showing the course of the Limpopo River and Great Zimbabwe, the capital of the Shona empire. Sanuto described the granite walls of the city 'the work not of humans but the devil', as they were better than the Portuguese fortresses on the coast. Livio Sanuto (c.1520-1576), a Venetian cosmographer, mathematician and maker of terrestrial globes, belonged to the prestigious Lafreri school of engravers, whose output signalled the transition between the maps of Ptolemy and the maps of Mercator and Ortelius. He and his brother Giulio planned a massive and comprehensive atlas to include maps and descriptions of the whole world, which he believed would be more accurate than any previously published. Unfortunately, he died in 1576 having only completed 12 maps of Africa, which were eventually published in 1588 under the title "Geografia Di M. Livio Sanuto..." . For his maps Sanuto relied on Gastaldi's 1564 map and Portuguese sea charts for the mapping of the coasts and for the interior used accounts by Duarte Barbosa and João de Barros. After its publication in 1588 this work was copied by other leading map makers for nearly a century afterwards NORWICH: 152; see BETZ 22.
[Ref: 10944]    £3,250.00 ($4,245 • €3,747 rates)


VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. [Map of South Africa from Varthema's Travels]
Descriptio Aethiopiae Inferioris. Leipzig: Heironymus Megister, 1610. 75 x 120mm.
Map of South Africa, engraved by Heinrich Gross jnr. for a German edition of the travels of Ludovico di Varthema (or Barthema, c. 1470-1517), the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Born in Bologna, he travelled to Egypt and Syria in 1503, where he learned enough to enlist as a Mamluk in Damascus. Under this cover he made the pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina as one of the Mamluk escort of the Hajj caravan the same year. His account has satisfied later scholars, including Richard Burton, as authentic. From Arabia he travelled to India, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Borneo & the Moluccas. In 1506, wishing to return home, he joined the Portuguese garrison at Kannur in India, with whom he stayed untill he could join a ship returning to Europe in late 1507. His account then describes the east coast of Africa, the Cape of Good Hope, St Helena, Ascension and the Azores before landing at Lisbon. He returned to Italy, publishing this account for the first time in 1510.
[Ref: 13204]    £480.00 ($627 • €553 rates)


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