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  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

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 ($84 • €77 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Ancient Egypt]
Ægyptus Antiqua London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of Ancient Egypt) engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16402]    £60.00 ($77 • €71 rates)


RENNELL, James. [Mungo Park's search for the River Niger]
The Route of Mr Mungo Park, from Pisania on the River Gambia, to Silla, on the River Joliba, or Niger; With his return by the Southern Route, to Pisania. Compiled from Mr Park's Observations, Notes, & Sketches. London: James Rennell, 1798. Some original outline colour. 255 x 660mm. Top edge slightly trimmed for binding, new margin added.
The official map of the routre of the Scottish explorer Mungo Park (1774-1806) in search of the Niger, here published in his 'Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa'. 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. Park had little experience as a cartographer, so the job of compiling the maps for the official account fell to Major James Rennell, 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, becoming a pioneer of 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', which blighted maps of West Africa for most of the nineteenth century. Here they are referred to in a note 'A Chain of Great Mountains extends along these Parallels'.
[Ref: 14251]    £500.00 ($645 • €593 rates)


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 ($710 • €652 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 ($258 • €237 rates)


DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Lower Egypt]
Lower Egypt and the Adjacent Deserts, with a Part of Palestine; to which has been added the Nomenaclature of the Roman Age... MDCCCII. London, William Faden, 1802. Original colour. 560 x 765mm.
Large and detailed map of the Nile Delta, northern Sinai and Palestine to Acre and Jerusalem. Of interest is the Pilgrims' Road from Cairo towards Mecca. It is likely that the map was published to satisfy public interest in the area after Nelson's Battle of the Nile (1798) and Abercrombie's victory at Alexandria (1801), which led to Napoleon being driven from Egypt.
[Ref: 7718]    £250.00 ($323 • €296 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 • €308 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 ($123 • €113 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 ($155 • €142 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 ($774 • €711 rates)


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