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  AFRICA 
 African Islands 

DU VAL, Pierre. [First state of Du Val's folio map of Madagascar]
Carte de L'Isle Madagascar dite autrement Madecase et de S. Laurens et aujourd hui L'Isle Dauphine avecque les Costes de Cofala et du Mozambique en Afrique. Paris, 1666. Original outline colour. 370 x 560mm.
Du Val's scarce map of Madagascar, with the coast of Mozambique and the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19085]    £400.00 ($499 • €452 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century map of the Azores]
Les Isles Terceres. Paris, Pierre Mariette, c.1670. Original colour. 430 x 500mm. Wide margins.
Map of the Azores engraved by Somer, with an inset of Terceira.
[Ref: 13349]    £340.00 ($424 • €384 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Azores]
Isles Terceres Dites Acores. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 130 x 100mm.
The Azores, from Du Val's miniature atlas, "Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10803]    £125.00 ($156 • €141 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th century map of Madagascar]
Isola di Madagascar, ò di S. Lorenzo scoperta dà Portoghesi nell'Anno 1506... Venice, c.1690. 615 x 460mm.
Large, decorative map of Madagascar, engraved in Coronelli's unique style, also showing part of the Mozambique coastline, the Comoros Islands and Reunion. Two decorative cartouches on the lower edge. The verso has Italian text and a smaller image of the island. Coronelli was a Franciscan friar; appointed General of the Order in 1701. He was also cosmographer to the Republic of Venice and founder of the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, which was the world's first geographical society. In addition, he was one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers of his day.
[Ref: 18685]    £550.00 ($686 • €621 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of the Cape Verde Islands]
[Cape Verde Islands.] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8913]    £100.00 ($125 • €113 rates)


MORTIER, Pieter. [Mortier's sea chart of Madagascar in full original colour]
Carte Particuliere de L'Isle Dauphiné ou Madagascar et St. Laurens. Amsterdam, 1700. Original body colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 565 x 850mm. Very fine condition, in attractive original colouring.
A large chart of Madagascar, orientated with north to the left, published in Mortier's monumental three-part sea-atlas, 'Le Neptune François'. The first part was a counterfeit of a French original (with 'à Paris' in the publication line); the second part, the 'Atlas Maritime' contained charts engraved by Romain de Hooghe, including the famous chart of the Mediterranean; the third, the 'Suite de Neptune François', contained charts from Portuguese sources. This chart comes from a full-colour example rather than the usual outline. Of particular interest is the delineations of Antongil Bay and Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) in the north east: at the time both were havens for European pirates preying on the East India trade and Mughal treasure ships. The actions of William Kidd, Henry Every, John Bowen & Thomas Tew in the region helped make the period of this chart the golden age of piracy. KOEMAN: M.Mor 7; 'This magnificent work was intended more as a show-piece' (Vol IV p.424).
[Ref: 14518]    £1,100.00 ($1,373 • €1,242 rates)


THORNTON, John. [A scarce English sea chart of the Canaries]
A Chart of the Coast of Barbaria with the Western, Canaria, & Cape de Verd, Isles... London, Samuel Thornton, c. 1711. 435 x 530mm. Narrow margins.
Showing from southern Portugal to Gambia, with insets of Maderia & Tenerife. Published in Thornton's 'English Pilot... The Third Book', concentrating on oriental navigation.
[Ref: 9413]    £950.00 ($1,186 • €1,073 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Madagascar]
Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Laurens ou Isle Daufine Frankfurt, c.1719. Coloured. 150 x 115mm.
German version of Mallet's miniature map of Madagascar, from Du Val's miniature atlas 'Description de l' Univers' (German title - Beschreibung des ganzen welt-kreisses). The title is displayed within a cartouche featuring sea monsters
[Ref: 19102]    £150.00 ($187 • €169 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Antique Dutch sea chart of north west Africa with the Azores and Canaries]
Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides, Sive Gorgades Belgice De Zoute Eylanden. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, c.1730. Original colour. 440 x 545mm.
A fine old nautical chart of the Cape Verde Islands. The Ilhas de Barlavento (English: windward islands): Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa Vista. The Ilhas de Sotavento (English: leeward islands): Maio, Santiago, Fogo, Brava.
[Ref: 12416]    £300.00 ($374 • €339 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Madeira]
Carte des Isles de Madere et Portosanto Dressée sur les Journaux des plus habiles Navigateurs. Paris, c.1746. 175 x 235mm.

[Ref: 10178]    £150.00 ($187 • €169 rates)


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