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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

RENNELL, James. [The first appearance of the infamous 'Mountains of Kong']
A Map shewing the Progress of Discovery & Improvement, in the Geography of North Africa. London: James Rennell, 1798. Some original outline colour. 430 x 725mm. Bottom right edge trimmed for binding, new margin added.
A map of North Africa compiled by James Rennell to illustrate his appendix to Mungo Park's 'Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa', the account of Park's search for the source of the River Niger. Under the patronage of Sir Joseph Banks and the African Association, Park travelled to Africa to seek the source of the River Niger (1795-7). His expedition was delayed by captivity and illness (he spent seven months convalescing in a man's home), and he was believed dead when he returned to Britain. Because Park had little experience as a cartographer, the job of compiling the maps for the official account fell to Major James Rennell (1742-1830), former cartographer to the East India Company in Bengal. He too had fallen foul of locals and had to retire from active service because of the wounds he had received. He became a research cartographer, pioneering oceanography. He used a variety of sources to compile this map and in doing so made his greatest cartographic error: he extrapolated a single mountain seen by Park into a huge range, creating the 'Mountains of Kong', running across West Africa. Such was Rennell's reputation that his theory was instantly accepted and the 'Mountains of Kong' blighted maps of Africa for most of the nineteenth century and occasionally beyond.
[Ref: 14252]    £550.00 ($708 • €603 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Egypt]
L'Egitto Antico. Rome, 1800. Coloured. 515 x 375mm.
Egypt, with a decorative title cartouche, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'.
[Ref: 7372]    £200.00 ($257 • €219 rates)


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 ($335 • €285 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 ($122 • €104 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 ($154 • €132 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 ($772 • €658 rates)


WYLD, James. [Map of Africa]
Africa. London: Wyld, c.1864. Original colour. 255 x 195mm
Detailed map of Africa from James Wyld's Atlas of the World.
[Ref: 15478]    £75.00 ($97 • €82 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 ($386 • €329 rates)


FULLARTON, Archibald. [Detailed map of Algeria as a French colony]
Algeria (L'Algerie). London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original outline colour. 420 x 540 mm.
Detailed map of Algeria shortly after Napoleon III gave Algerians the right to be French citizens. with three inset maps: Algiers and Environs; Constantine and Environs;. Oran and Environs. Roman ruins are marked with the letters 'R.R'. Published for 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas', 1872.
[Ref: 16259]    £120.00 ($154 • €132 rates)


GRAPHIC, The. [A bird's-eye view of the Suez Canal after Britain's invasion of Egypt in1882]
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 ($322 • €274 rates)


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