Africa Maps

The earliest available atlas map of Africa

MUNSTER, Sebastian.

La table & description universelle de toute l'Afrique, voire estendu outre les limites de Ptol.
Basle, Henri Petri, c.1552, French text edition. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 345mm.

Stock ID : 23047


The first issue of this 16th century map of Africa


Africa Ex magna orbis terre. descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris desumpta studio et industria G.M. Iunioris.
Duisburg: Heirs of Gerard Mercator, 1595. Coloured. 385 x 475mm.

Stock ID : 23299


The first issue of this 16th century miniature map of Africa


Amsterdam, Cornelis Claez, 1599, Dutch text edition. 85 x 125mm, trimmed to printed border and pasted into atlas text, as issued.

Stock ID : 21290


Africa from the first English Edition of the 'Atlas Minor'

HONDIUS, Jodocus.

Africae Descriptio.
London: Michael Sparke and Samuel Cartwright, 1635. Coloured. 155 x 205mm, set in English letterpress.

Stock ID : 22386


The first English atlas map of Africa

SPEED, John.

Africae, described, the manners of their habits, and buildinge: newly done into English by J.S.
London, Roger Rea & Son, 1665. Coloured. 405 x 525mm.

Stock ID : 23984


17th century map of Eastern and Southern Africa

BLOME, Richard.

A Mapp of the Higher and Lower Aethiopia, Comprehending ye Several Kingdomes, &c. in each. To Witt, in the Empire of the Abissines, The Coast of Zanguebar, Abex, and Aian, with the Kingdomes of Nubia, and Biafara, &c. In the Lower Aethiopia The Kingdom of Congo, ye Empire of the Monomotapa and Monoemugy, ye Coast and Landes of Cafres, and of this side Cape Negres, With the Isles of Madagascar, &c.
London, 1670. Coloured 305 x 410mm.

Stock ID : 15253


A Dutch pirated edition of a 17th century French map

MORTIER, Pierre.

L'Afrique Divisée en ses Empires, Royaumes, et Estats, é l'Usage de Monsieur Le Duc de Bourgogne Par son tres Humble et tres Obeissant Serviteur H. Jaillot. A Paris Avec Privilege de Roy. 1694.
Amsterdam: Pierre Mortier, 1694. Original colour. 490 x 595mm.

Stock ID : 23096


Two-sheet map of Africa

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert.

L'Afrique divisée suivant l'estendue de ses principales parties...
Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1705. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined 580 x 880mm.

Stock ID : 8429


18th century map of Africa

WEIGEL, Christoph.

Africae emendata Descriptio.
Nuremberg, ca. 1720. Original colour. 125 x 180mm.

Stock ID : 17829


Classic 18th century map of Africa

SEUTTER, Matthäus.

Africa Iuxta Navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta...
Augsburg, c.1720. Original colour. 500 x 580mm.

Stock ID : 20253


Early 18th century map of Africa

AA, Pieter van der.

L'Afrique Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de de l'Acadamie Royale des Sciences etc.
Leiden, c.1720. Coloured. 230 x 305mm.

Stock ID : 23233


18th century map of Africa

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham.

Nouvelle Carte d'Afrique...
Amsterdam, 1721. Coloured. 480 x 590mm.

Stock ID : 22177


An 18th century two-sheet map of Africa

MOLL, Herman.

To the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, &c. This Map of Africa According to ye Newest and most Exact observations is most humbly Dedicated...
London, John Bowles, Thomas Bowles & Philip Overton, c.1732. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 960 x 580mm.

Stock ID : 22283


A scarce French map of Africa

DANET, Guillaume.

L'Afrique Dressée Sur Les Relations & nouvelles decouvertes de differens Voyageurs Conformes aux observatio.ns Astronomiques.
Paris: Louis Charles Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 490 x 720mm.

Stock ID : 16496


18th century map of Africa

SEUTTER, Matthäus.

Africa Juxta Navigationes et Observat: Recentissimas Aucta...
Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Fine original colour. 195 x 265mm.

Stock ID : 16308


An 18th century map of Africa

LOTTER, Tobias Conrad.

Africa Concinnata...
Augsburg, c.1770. Original wash colour with additions to the title cartouche. 450 x 580mm.

Stock ID : 22201


An 18th century wall map of Africa

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'.

Africa, According to Mr. D'Anville with Several Additions, & Improvements, with a Particular Chart of the Gold Coast; wherein are distinguished all the European Forts and Factories, The whole Illustrated With a Summary Description Relative to the Trade & Natural-Produce, Manners & Customs of that Part of the World.
London: Robert Sayer, 1772. Original outline colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1045 x 1250mm.

Stock ID : 22567


A Venetian edition of D'Anville's wall map of Africa

ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste B. D'.

Afrique Publiée sous les Auspices de Monsieur Le Duc d'Orleans Prémier Prince du Sang.
Venice: Guiseppi Antonio Remondini, c.1780. Original outline colour. 4 sheets joined in pairs, sections 465 x 970mm & 505 x 970mm, total if joined c.990 x 970mm.

Stock ID : 21916


18th century map of Africa


L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux Etats...
Paris, Jean Lattré, 1782. Original colour. 320 x 460mm.

Stock ID : 23036


A late 18th century French map of Africa


Carte Générale et Politique de l'Afrique.
Paris: Chanlaire & Mentelle, 1797. Original outline colour. 350 x 460mm.

Stock ID : 21984


A colourful early 19th century map of Africa


Africa including the Mediterranean.
London: Wilkinson, 1809. Original body colour. 280 x 250mm.

Stock ID : 22017


The European exploration of Africa in the first half of the 19th century

BRUÉ, Adrien Hubert.

Carte Physique et Politique de L'Afrique Par A.H. Brué Géographe du Roi. Nouvelle Édition.
Paris: J. Andriveau-Goujon, 1840. Original outline colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 675 x 960mm.

Stock ID : 24103


A mid-19th century map of Africa with vignettes


London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour with additions. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.

Stock ID : 23542