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66 SANSON, N./ MARIETTE, P. Afrique Par N. Sanson d'Abbevile. Paris, ca. 1652. In original o/l colours. Good and dark impression. Slightly age-toned, else good. 390 x 550 mm.
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¤ According to Betz, this is a landmark map of Africa, It is the first French map to depict significantly new information. The map is known in one state. The map was prepared and issued separately in 1650 in anticipation of Sanson's atlas "Les Carte Generale...
Fine map of Africa including the twin lake sources of the Nile and a peculiar mountain ranges. The format includes the Canary and Cape Verde Islands as well as several other Atlantic islands and a tip of the coastline of Brazil. Also includes Madagascar and many islands in the Indian Ocean.
Engraved by Abraham Peyrounim (c.1620 - c.1666), with address of Pierre Mariette: rue st.Jacques a L'Esperance .
Nicolas Sanson was to bring about the rise of French cartography, although the fierce competition of the Dutch would last until the end of the century. His success was partly owing to the partnership with the publisher Pierre Mariette. In 1644 the latter had purchased the business of Melchior Tavernier, and helped Sanson with financial support in producing the maps. In 1657 Pierre Marriette died, however his son, also named Pierre, co-published Les Cartes Générales de toutes les parties du Monde. the following year. It was the first folio French produced world atlas. Betz, Africa, 78. caughlin, California 18.




67 BLOME, R. A Mapp of the Higher and Lower Aethiopia, Comprehending Ye Several Kingdomes [. . .] The Empire of the Abissines, The Coast of Aznguebar, Abex, of Nubia [. . .] Cafre [. . .] 1669. London, 1669. In original colours. Very good condition. Hard to find in original colouring. With two small marginal repaired tears. Margins ruled in red ink. 300 x 410 mm.
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¤ A very fine example of Richard Blome's scarce map, the earliest folio sized map of the region to be engraved in England.
From his "Geographical Description Of The Four Parts Of The World." With in upper right corner an elaborate heraldic cartouche and a dedication to Robert Viner off London, Alderman Knight & Baronet.
Several sailing ships and sea monsters.

Blome first began engraving maps for his Geographical Description in 1667. The completed volume was in small folio, and contained 24 maps (plus one duplicated), engraved by Francis Lamb, Thomas Burnford and Wenceslas Hollar. ¤ Norwich, Map 44.




68 SEUTTER, M. Africa juxta navigationes et observat recentissimas. . . Augsburg, J.M.Will, 1778. Original colours. Paper slightly age-toned, and with mainly marginal spotting. Good impression. 195 x 257 mm.
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¤ Miniature map of Africa, a reduction of the Seutter folio map based on Homann's cartography of 1715. Very detailed - much of it fictitious. The Nile is shown not only originating in twin lakes, but also continuing further south nearly to the tip of the continent. A lake joins the Senegal and Niger rivers. The large, cartouche is beautifully engraved and surrounded by natives and exotic animals including a large winged dragon.
From Atlas Minor, here published by Johann Martin Will, with his address in bottom center of the map.
The cartouche is left uncolored in order to emphasize the elaborately detailed illustrations for which German maps are especially prized.




69 DESNOS/ BRION L' Afrique Dressée pour l' étude de la Géographie.. Paris, 1790. In original colours. Minor discolouration in the title cartouche. Close to very good condition. 282 x 480 mm.
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¤ Highly decorative map embellished with a landscape style title cartouche and several sailing ships.
The interior of the continent contains little geographical information, as is typical of the period. Large rivers are evident but the larger lakes are not marked.
The Nile appears to rise from two small lakes, located in the Mts. de la Lune above the Equator. In the south there is a minimum of place names and a few tribal names.
Flanked by two columns of French text containing geographical information about the area. Map and border were printed from two separate plates with the text on glued down sheets, as issued.
Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques.
From Atlas Général et Élémentaire pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne.




70 DELISLE, G . / BUACHE, Ph. / DEZAUCHE, J. Carte d'Afrique Dressée pour l'instruction par Guillaume DeLisle. . . Paris, J.Dezauche, 1819. In original o/l colours. A very good copy. 487 x 628 mm.
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¤ The map is a rare re-issue of the Delisle map of 1722. In his first map of the continent in 1700, Delisle re-measured the Mediterranean, being the first to establish its correct longitude, and thus to give a correct picture of Africa's northern coast. He was the first to discard Lake Zaire and Zaflan, as inherited from Ptolemy, and the first to show the correct source of the Blue Nile. In his revised map of 1722, Delisle adds the improvement of the depiction of Lake Myassa (Moravi). As characteristic of the period, emphasis is on the coastal area, which is well delineated. Little was known about the interior of the continent at that time, but Delisle gives interesting information about the locations of native tribes.
This is a newly engraved map after the by Delisle's successor, Phillipe Buache, map published in 1745.

Philippe Buache de la Neuville was born in Neuville-en-Pont (France) on 7th February 1700 and studied at the Académie des Sciences, where he won the first prize for architecture in 1721.
He subsequently joined the Ministry of the Navy, where his drafting skills enabled him to concentrate on cartography. In 1729 he became geographer to the king, then geographer in the Académie des Sciences, successor to his former teacher and father-in-law, Guillaume Delisle (1675-1726). He pioneered a new form of theoretical geography and, in 1755, was appointed Professor of Geography.
More than a copyist, Buache was an academic geographer who researched his material thoroughly, relying on the most up-to-date information from voyages of discovery. He was the first geographer to recognize the important concept of the watershed and it was this that led him to make a number of deductions, some correct, some not.
Buache was trained under the geographer Guillaume Delisle, whose daughter he married, and whom he succeeded in the Académie des sciences in 1730. Buache was nominated first geographer of the king in 1729. He established the division of the world by seas and river systems. He believed in a southern continent, an hypothesis which was confirmed by later discoveries. In 1754, he published an "Atlas physique."
His nephew, Jean Nicolas Bauche (born La Neuville-au-Pont, 15 February 1741 and died Paris, 21 November 1825), continued his business and was also a geographer of the king. ¤




71 MIGEON, J. Afrique. Paris, 1874. Original colours. Steel engraving in mint condition. 280 x 375 mm.
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¤ A decorative map of Africa from Géographie Universelle, Atlas Migeon. With an engraving of the portuary town of Saint Helena Island lower left corner. Saint Helena is located in islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, about midway between South America and Africa. published by J. Migeon.
From one of the last decorative atlases published in the 19th century.




Afrique du nord


72 MARIETTE,P. / TAVERNIER,M. Patriarchatus Alexandrini Geographica descriptio. Paris 1640. In original o/l colours. Dark impression. Good condition. 348 x 499 mm.
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¤ An ecclesiastical map showing the Patriarchate of Alexander in Roman times. Prepared by M.Tavenier and published by Pierre Mariette of Paris, rue S.Jacques a l'Esperance. This edition without publisher's name.




73 JANSSONIUS, J. Africae Propriae Tabula. In qua, Punica Regna Vides, Tyrios, et Agenoris Urbem. Amsterdam, 1655. Uncoloured. Good condition. Restoration in lower left of two marginal tears. 368 x 515 mm.
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¤ Decorative map of the coastline covering present-day Tunisia and Libya. It is based on Ortelius' map of the same title, which in turn was based on Gastaldi's great map of Africa and the ancient texts of Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus and Herodotus.
The map extends to include Sicily and Malta. Richly embellished with a fine title cartouche and a large text block enclosed in a strap work cartouche.




74 JANSSONIUS, J. Insulae de Cabo Verde olim Hesperides sive .. Zoute Eylanden. Amsterdam, 1655. In attractive strong original colours. Very good condition. Several light brown spots in the margin. 435 x 545 mm.
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¤ Original copper engraving, hand colored in outline, when published. Double page sea chart covering detailed the Cap Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean (Isla de San Antonia, San Vincente, S. Lucia, S. Nicolas, I. do Sal, de Bona Vista, do Mayo, S. Jago, del Fuogo, de Brava).
Many place names of smaller towns are listed along the coast lines the islands. As well some anchor places and depths are marked. In the upper centre a large figurative title cartouche in full contemporary colours.
Below an additional cartouche with a scale of miles is present. In the centre of the sea chart a compass rose.




75 DU VAL, P. Les Costes Des Royaumes de Fez, Alger, Tunis et Tripoli en Barbarie suivant les Routiers et Portolans de divers Pilotes . . . Paris, 1664. Limites en col. d'époque. In good condition. Good and dark impression. Some light marginal foxing, slightly affecting upper right hand part of the map. 383 x 473 mm.
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¤ Two Uncommon maps on one sheet of the Mediterranean Sea with the coast of North Africa with the kingdoms of Tunis and Tripoli. Including the southeastern coast of Spain with Majorca and Malta.
Dated 1664. in upper map. Address in lower map partly erased. Pastoureau, Les Atlas Français XVIe-XVIIe Siècles, p.146, Duval IIC.




76 PEETERS, J. / BOUTTATS, G. Ceuta Antwerp, c.1690. Uncoloured. Good and dark impression. 104 x 260 mm.
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¤ Magnificent bird's eye-town-view of Ceuta. Etched by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695).
The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published ca. 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, including Mediterranean views and views of biblical places.
The etchings are done by Gaspar Bouttats, Lucas Vorstermans and Coenraad Lauwers. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.IV-1, 471:1:Pelagos:471B




77 PEETERS, J. / BOUTTATS, G. Marah Fontes Amari. Antwerp, c.1690. Uncoloured. Good and dark impression. 105 x 255 mm.
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¤ Magnificent bird's eye-town-view of the springs of Marah. Landscape with several small ponds and people collecting water in foreground, a caravan on a road between two mountains in background, the Red Sea in background at right; letters A-E within composition indicating locations.
Etched by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695).
The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published ca. 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, including Mediterranean views and views of biblical places.
The etchings are done by Gaspar Bouttats, Lucas Vorstermans and Coenraad Lauwers. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.IV-1, 471:1:Pelagos:471B




78 PEETERS, J. / BOUTTATS, G. Safia. Antwerp, c.1690. Uncoloured. Good and dark impression. 95 x 260 mm.
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¤ Magnificent bird's eye-town-view of Safi south west of Casablanca in Morocco. Etched by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695).
The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published ca. 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, including Mediterranean views and views of biblical places.
The etchings are done by Gaspar Bouttats, Lucas Vorstermans and Coenraad Lauwers. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.IV-1, 471:1:Pelagos:471B




79 PEETERS,J. Isola de Tabaria Anvers, 1692. Uncoloured. In very good condition. Good and dark impression. 95 x 262 mm.
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¤ Rare panoramic view of a city on the Northern African coast. Showing the Mediterranean seen from the African coast with "Sardigna" on the horizon. The print is signed in the lower right hand corner. Underneath the signature are the remains of a earlier signature slightly visible. Engraved by Lucas Vostermans of Antwerp. With extensive shipping on foreground.




80 DESNOS/ BRION Partie de L'Afrique.. L'Egypte, La Barbarie, La Nigritie &c. Paris, 1790. In original colours. Minor discolouration in the left hand side. Else very good condition. 282 x 480 mm.
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¤ Map showing the northern half of Africa with decorative rococo-style cartouche.
Flanked by two columns of French text containing geographical information about the area. Map and border were printed from two separate plates with the text on glued down sheets, as issued.
Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques.
From Atlas Général et Élémentaire pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne.




Algérie


81 DU VAL, P. Carte du Royaume d'Alger . . . Paris, 1665. In original o/l colours. In good condition. Good and dark impression. Some light marginal foxing, slightly affecting upper right hand part of the map. 525 x 365 mm.
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¤ Uncommon map of the Algerian coast, with fine title and scale cartouches in the top.




82 PEETERS, J. / BOUTTATS, G. Oran e Marsaguiur. Antwerp, c.1690. Uncoloured. Good and dark impression. 100 x 260 mm.
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¤ Magnificent bird's eye-town-view of Oran. Etched by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695).
The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published ca. 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, including Mediterranean views and views of biblical places.
The etchings are done by Gaspar Bouttats, Lucas Vorstermans and Coenraad Lauwers. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.IV-1, 471:1:Pelagos:471B




83 OTTENS, R. / J. Nouvelle carte du Roiaume D'Alger divisée en toutes ses provinces, avec une partie due cotes D'Espagne . . . Amsterdam, 1720. Original colours. A good and dark impression. Mint condition, printed on heavy paper. 440 x 560 mm.
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¤ Rare and detailed map of the coast of Algeria. Large inset map of the Bay of Alger (El-Jazir). Shows a coastline of Spain around Alicante. Two compass roses in the Mediterreanen.




84 LOGEROT, A. / FREMIN, A. R. Carte générale de l'Algérie comprenant l'empire de Maroc et la régence de Tunis. Paris, 1875. Col. d'époque. Bel exemplaire. - In very good condition. 592 x 780 mm.
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¤ Grande "Carte générale de l'Algérie comprenant l'empire de Maroc et la régence de Tunis". Dressée d'après les derniers documents publiés par les Dépôts de la Guerre et de la Marine et les Cartes de M. M. Carette et Renou, officiers attachés à la Commission Scientifique d'Alger par A. R. Fremin Ingénieur Géographe. Un grand carton représente les "Environs d'Alger Divisés par tribus".
- Very large, highly detailed and uncommon map of Algeria together with Morocco and Tunisia, with inset map "Environs d'Alger Divisés par tribus" (the surroundings of Alger divided in Tribes).
Published by Auguste Logerot who was a French publisher active from c. 1839 until 1880. Logerot made use of the works of the well known cartographers Fremin, Dufour, Dyonnet, and Vuillemin. He published map, atlases, folding case maps and jigsaw puzzle maps. He was active at Quai des Augustins 55, Paris. Little else is known of Logerot's life and work.




85 JYLBERT Alger. France, 1943. Printed colours with pochoir. Colour lithography with pochoir (stencil) print in vivid colours. 345 x 242 mm.
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¤ Very decorative, informative map of Algeria. The map is filled with buildings, animals, figures and two locals in their typical dress.
In lower left corner "Imprimé en France" with a monogram of the publisher "BD".
The map carries a printed signature of the french illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym "Jylbert".
Decorative and Unusually vivid for a item published during the second world war.




Tunisie


86 PEETERS, J. / BOUTTATS, G. Insola de Tabaria. Antwerp, c.1690. Uncoloured. Good and dark impression. 105 x 255 mm.
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¤ Magnificent bird's eye-town-view of Tabaria in Tunisia Etched by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695).
The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published ca. 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, including Mediterranean views and views of biblical places.
The etchings are done by Gaspar Bouttats, Lucas Vorstermans and Coenraad Lauwers. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.IV-1, 471:1:Pelagos:471B




87 JYLBERT Tunisie. France, 1943. Printed colours with pochoir. Colour lithography with pochoir (stencil) print in vivid colours. 345 x 242 mm.
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¤ Very decorative, informative map of Tunesia. The map is filled with buildings, animals, a ship, figures and two locals in their typical dress. With a large compass rose in lower left corner.
In lower left corner "Imprimé en France" with a monogram of the publisher "BD".
The map carries a printed signature of the french illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym "Jylbert".
Decorative and Unusually vivid for a item published during the second world war.




Maroc


88 MERCATOR, G. / HONDIUS, J. Fessae et Marocchi Regna. Amsterdam, 1630. In original colours. A good and strong impression. Paper slightly browned, as usual. Alltogether in very good condition. 356 x 482 mm.
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¤ One of the new maps added by Hondius, when he took over publication of the Atlas, a finely engraved and decorative map of north-west Africa, with the Canaries. With an inset of the island of Penon de Veles. Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V, but in spite of his favor with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran protestants and charged with heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments. Mercator's sons and grandsons, were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to his atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. The map plates were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years.




89 SANSON, N. Partie du Biledul Gerid. . . Paris, P. Mariette, 1667. In original o/l colours. Paper slightly age toned. Some light marginal water staining and spotting. 175 x 285 mm.
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¤ Map of Morocco prepared by N.Sanson and published by Pierre Mariette. The cartouche is obviously re-engraved as it is much darker than the map.
Published in an early edition of the small Sanson atlas L'Europe Dediée a Monseigneur . . . Le Tellier Secret. D'Estat &c."The atlas proved popular and the maps were imitated by Johann Zunners in Frankfurt (1679) and by Joannes Ribbius and François Halma (1682-1730s). The map offered here is the first plate with the address of Pierre Mariette, but with the date removed. Engraved by A.Peyrounin.




Egypte


90 ORTELIUS, A. Aegyptus Antiqua. Anvers, 1595. Coloured. Left and right hand margin contemp. added margins, for protective reason. 359 x 512 mm.
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¤ A splendid map of ancient Egypt, which appeared in Ortelius' Parergon. The map is based on his separately published map of Egypt, published in 1565, but with differences in the delineation. Dedicated to the humanist and medical doctor Scipio Fabio from Bologna, which appeared in 1565, and for which Ortelius mentions as sources Diodor, Herodotos, Strabo and Plinius. West is at the top and the Nile bisects Egypt. A small inset shows the region around "Alexandria" to good detail. In the Red Sea are two sailing ships. - Van den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas maps, 221.




91 PEETERS, J. / BOUTTATS, G. Alexandria d'Egipto. Antwerp, c.1690. Uncoloured. Good and dark impression. 95 x 260 mm.
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¤ Magnificent bird's eye-town-view of Alexandria in Egypt. Etched by Gaspar Bouttats (1640-1695).
The Antwerp based publisher Jacques Peeters published ca. 1690 a series of prints related to the Habsburg-Ottoman war (1683-1699) and the Ottoman Empire, including Mediterranean views and views of biblical places.
The etchings are done by Gaspar Bouttats, Lucas Vorstermans and Coenraad Lauwers. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.IV-1, 471:1:Pelagos:471B




92 LOTTER,C. Le cours entier du grand et Fameux Nil.. Augsbourg, 1760. In original colours. In attractive full colours. A good and dark impression. Mint. 483 x 598 mm.
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¤ Scarce. A splendid map of ancient Egypt. West is at the top and the Nile bisects Egypt. A inset shows "modern Egypt" to good detail. With the Red Sea and part of the Arabian Peninsular. Fine cartouche and detail with Pyramids, Nile waterfalls, etc. With tracks from Dereira to Jerusalem and All Zark in Arabia.




93 WYLD, J. Lower Egypt.. with part of Palestine. Londres, 1855/64. In original colours. Printed on heavy paper. Generally in good condition. 527 x 750 mm.
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¤ Very detailed map of northern part of Egypt and part of Palestine. Including the towns of Cairo, Suez, Jerusalem, Gaza and Acra. Railway is marked in red the proposed Suez Cannel in blue. James Wyld (the younger) was geographer to the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert. Joined his father's business in 1830. His address was from 1835 until 1860: Charing Cross East next door to the Post Office and 457 Strand. As Queen Victoria married Albert in 1840 his imprint changed to Geographer of the Queen and H.R.H. Prince Albert. From his "A New General Atlas of modern geography..". Map is very finely engraved and coloured by hand.




Afrique centrale


94 SANSON, N. La Guinee. . . Paris, P. Mariette, 1667. In original o/l colours. Paper age toned. Dark impression. 165 x 305 mm.
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¤ Map of Guinea and Africa's Gold coast prepared by N.Sanson and published by Pierre Mariette.
Published in an early edition of the small Sanson atlas L'Europe Dediée a Monseigneur . . . Le Tellier Secret. D'Estat &c."The atlas proved popular and the maps were imitated by Johann Zunners in Frankfurt (1679) and by Joannes Ribbius and François Halma (1682-1730s). The map offered here is the first plate with the address of Pierre Mariette, but with the date removed. Engraved by A.Peyrounin.




95 CORONELLI,V.M. Bocche del Fiume Negro et Isole di Capo Verde. Venice 1690. Uncoloured. In very good condition. 455 x 605 mm.
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¤ Double-page engraved map of the Cape Verde Islands and part of the coast of Senegal, with large decorative cartouche. One with inset of the island Goree.
During three centuries, a large number of Africans where reduced to slavery and shipped, from the island of Goree on direction to the American continent. The famous slave house, one of the most visited museum in Senegal, still conserves all the reality poignant of that period in world history.
In turn occupied by the Portugal, the Dutch ( V.O.C. ), the French and the English that gave it to the French 1817, Goree was a required stop over for the European ships in destination to America or Asia. With the abolition of slavery in 1848, the decline of the island was certain, especially with the creation of Dakar in 1857 and Rufisque in 1859.
From Coronelli's rare Atlante Veneto, one of the most decorative and ornate of all 17th century atlases. Engraved in Coronelli's unique style
The remarkable Vincenzo Coronelli (1650-1718), encyclopaedist, geographer, inventor and Doctor of Theology, was citizen of the Republic of Venice. He was also one of the most prominent mapmakers and publishers in Europe of his day. ¤




96 LATTRÉ / BONNE,R. [No title] Central Africa. Paris ca 1783. In attractive original body colours. Slight discolouration along centerfold. Printed on heavy paper, with good margins. Good impression. Good condition. 433 x 315 mm.
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¤ Attractive map of the African coast around the Gulf of Guinea, encompassing the area between Ghana and Angola. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.
From theAtlas moderne ou collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre...
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795 ) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne’s work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on costal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.




97 JYLBERT Oubangui-Chari. France, 1943. Printed colours with pochoir. Colour lithography with pochoir (stencil) print in vivid colours. 345 x 242 mm.
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¤ Very decorative, informative map of Central Africa. The map is filled with buildings, animals, figures and two locals in their typical dress.
In lower left corner "Imprimé en France" with a monogram of the publisher "BD".
The map carries a printed signature of the french illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym "Jylbert".
Decorative and Unusually vivid for a item published during the second world war.

Oubangui-Chari, or Ubangi-Shari, was a French territory in central Africa which later became the independent country of the Central African Republic on August 13, 1960.




Afrique occidentale


98 HONDIUS, J./ PURCHAS, S. Guinea. Londres, 1645. Uncoloured. Right hand side unfortunataly running of the page, as issued. With a English text on recto and verso. A good and dark impression. 148 x 182 mm.
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¤ Samuel Purchas' edition of the Mercator/Hondius "Atlas Minor". Map of Guinea published in his famous collection of voyages "His Pilgrimes". With descriptive text in English on both sides. Size of paper: 32x21cm.
Jodocus Hondius' map of Guinea is probably the most attractive map of this area. An inset with a elaborate strapwork border depicts the island of S. Thomas. In 1625 Samuel Purcha's published "His Pilgrimes" which is one of the fullest and most important collections of voyages and travels in the English language.
These four volumes comprised details of the major voyages of discovery and exploration to that date and were accompanied by many maps from the "Atlas Major" by Mercator-Hondius. A rare issue. - Norwich's, Maps of Africa, 316a.




99 HONDIUS,J./ PURCHAS,S. Congi regnu. London 1645. Uncoloured. A little weak impression. Printed text on verso visible on recto. 140 x 172 mm.
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¤ Samuel Purchas' edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor . Early map of Congo published in his famous collection of voyages His Pilgrimes . With descriptive text in English on both sides. Size of paper: 32x21cm.




100 SANSON, N. Royaume de Congo & c. . . Paris, P. Mariette, 1667. In original o/l colours. Paper slightly age toned, slight water staining and spotting. 205 x 275 mm.
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¤ Decorative map of the Congo on Africa's west coast.
An attractive miniature map prepared by N.Sanson and published by Pierre Mariette.
Published in an early edition of the small Sanson atlas L'Europe Dediée a Monseigneur . . . Le Tellier Secret. D'Estat &c."The atlas proved popular and the maps were imitated by Johann Zunners in Frankfurt (1679) and by Joannes Ribbius and François Halma (1682-1730s). The map offered here is the first plate with the address of Pierre Mariette, but with the date removed. Engraved by A.Peyrounin.




101 DU VAL, P. Costes de Guinée avec les Royaumes qui y sont connus des Européens, au-dedans des terres, selon les relations les plus nouvelles . . . Paris, 1671. Limites en col. d'époque. Pâles mouillures en haut de la carte. - In good condition. Good and dark impression. Some light marginal foxing, slightly affecting upper right hand part of the map. 340 x 535 mm.
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¤ Carte des côtes de Guinée publiée dans l'atlas de Pierre Duval "Cartes de géographie les plus nouvelles…", Paris, 1667. Ornée d'un cartouche de titre figuratif, elle représente les côtes suivantes : Coste de Sierre-Lione, Coste des Greves ou de Malleguete, Coste des Dents ou de l'Yvoire, Coste de l'Or et Coste de Benin. Uncommon map of the Guinea, with fine title cartouche upper right . Dated 1671 and without the inset map added in 1677. - Pastoureau, Duval II C




102 CORONELLI, V.M. Isola della Guinea. / Isola Gore. Venice, 1690. Uncoloured. Two copper engravings on a sheet with letter press. Paper slightly age-toned. 305 x 220 mm.
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¤ Fine map of Guinea, from Isolario Dell'Atlante Vento.On verso a map of the island Goeree (130x172mm).

old map




103 SCHENK, P./VALK,G. Genehoa Jaloffi et Sierraliones regna. Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. In very good condition. 410 x 492 mm.
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¤ Decorative and detailed map of Sierra Leone and Liberia.




104 LATTRÉ / BONNE,R. Carte de la Guinée contenant les Isles du Cap Verd, le Senegal.. Paris ca 1783. In attractive original body colours. Slight discolouration along centerfold. Printed on heavy paper, with good margins. Good impression. Good condition. 424 x 312 mm.
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¤ Attractive map of the western African coast, including the Cape Verde Islands. Ornated with a large decorative title cartouche. Boundaries outlined in hand colour.
From theAtlas moderne ou collection de cartes sur toutes les parties du globe terrestre...
Rigobert Bonne (1727-1795 ) was one of the most important cartographers of the late 18th century. In 1773 he succeeded Jacques Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Working in his official capacity Bonne compiled some of the most detailed and accurate maps of the period. Bonne’s work represents an important step in the evolution of the cartographic ideology away from the decorative work of the 17th and early 18th century towards a more detail oriented and practical aesthetic. With regard to the rendering of terrain Bonne maps bear many stylistic similarities to those of his predecessor, Bellin. However, Bonne maps generally abandon such common 18th century decorative features such as hand coloring, elaborate decorative cartouches, and compass roses. While mostly focusing on costal regions, the work of Bonne is highly regarded for its detail, historical importance, and overall aesthetic appeal.




105 JYLBERT Niger. France, 1943. Printed colours with pochoir. Colour lithography with pochoir (stencil) print in vivid colours. 242 x 345 mm.
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¤ Very decorative, informative map of Nigeria. The map is filled with buildings, animals, figures and two locals. With a large compass rose in upper right corner.
In lower left corner "Imprimé en France" with a monogram of the publisher "BD".
The map carries a printed signature of the french illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym "Jylbert".
Decorative and Unusually vivid for a item published during the second world war.




Madagascar Ile Maurice La Réunion


106 SCHALL / LE GRAND, A. L'Enfance de Paul et Virginie. Paris, ca. 1790. Trace de pli transversal. - Belle impression. - Very good condition. Dark impression. 395 x 455 mm.
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¤ Peint par Schall et gravé par A. Legrand. - Bernardin de Saint Pierre's novel Paul and Virginie was first published in 1788 and became an instant best seller. The story generated numerous visual illustrations produced independently of the text.




107 JYLBERT Madagascar. France, 1943. Printed colours with pochoir. Colour lithography with pochoir (stencil) print in vivid colours. 345 x 242 mm.
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¤ Very decorative, informative map of Madagascar. The map is filled with buildings, animals, figures and two locals in their typical dress.
In lower left corner "Imprimé en France" with a monogram of the publisher "BD".
The map carries a printed signature of the french illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym "Jylbert".
Decorative and Unusually vivid for a item published during the second world war.




Afrique du Sud


108 BLAEU, G. Aethiopia inferior, vel exterior. Amsterdam, 1645. Beau col. ancien. A fine copy in attractive colours. Very slight water staining in upper margin hardly affecting the engraved area. 378 x 496 mm.
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¤ The standard map of South Africa throughout the 17th century. The lake out of which the 'Zambere' -the Zambesi- flows is probably based on reports of Lake Ngami, undiscovered until 1849. Then 20 miles long, it is today only marshland.
Some minor browning outer part margin. French text on verso. - Tooley: Africa p.29.




109 DESNOS/ BRION Partie de L'Afrique.. Le Congo, La Cafrerie &c. Paris, 1790. In original colours. Marginal spot lower border. Else very good condition. 282 x 479 mm.
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¤ Map showing the southern part of Africa with decorative rococo-style cartouche.
Left and right box with geographical information for each part of the area. Printed on 2 paste-on slips.
Prepared by Louis Brion de la Tour and published by Louis Charles Desnos, active in Paris at rue St.Jacques.
From Atlas Général et Élémentaire pour l'Etude de la Géographie et de l'Histoire moderne.




110 VAUGONDY,R. / DELAMARCHE Congo, Cafrerie. Paris, 1794 - 1806. Coloured. Good and strong impression on solid paper. With some later colour addition in landmasses. 241 x 289 mm.
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¤ Map of Congo.
By C. F. Delamarche, successor of Robert de Vaugondy, Geographer.




111 Les Missions Catholiques Carte des Missions Catholiques du Sud Africain. Paris, 1902. In original printed colours. In very good condition. Folds as issued. 635 x 925 mm.
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¤ Map of the Catholic Missions in the South African continent. Inset map of L'Ile St. Hélène.
Taken from a supplement of the Les Missions Catholiques newspaper.





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