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 African Islands 

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 ($437 • €380 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 ($161 • €140 rates)

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Antique map of the Canaries & Madeira]
Isole Canarie...; [Isola Madera]; Veduta della Città di Fanchal nell'Isola di Madera. Venice, c.1690. Coloured. 460 x 615mm.
Antique chart of the Canaries with a large inset of Madeira and a map-view of Funchal. On verso is another engraving 'Le Pico de Teneriffa', a coastal profile, set in a page of Italian text.
[Ref: 7614]    £650.00 ($835 • €727 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 ($706 • €615 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 ($128 • €112 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 ($1,412 • €1,231 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 ($1,220 • €1,063 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 ($385 • €336 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 ($193 • €168 rates)

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Canaries and Cape Verde Islands]
Del re di Spagna. Del re di Portogallo. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Canaries and one of the Cape Verde Islands 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: 13004]    £620.00 ($796 • €694 rates)

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