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AFRIQUE


Continent africain


76 HONDIUS, J.Jr. Africae nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1623. Col. Cropped on the neat line somtimes just effecting the printed area, carefully re-margined for protective reason. The outer left and right neat lines re-drawn. Centerfold reinforced. For the rest in good condition. Very attractive map. 453 x 558 mm.
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¤ A second state of this very rare "carte à figures" map. Decorated with the four decorative borders by Jodocus Hondius Jr.
This remarkable map of Africa was first offered in 1619 as a separately published map and is based on a map by his father, Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612) of 1606. While the general geography for this map is taken from Willem Blaeu’s wall map of 1608 and his 1617 folio map, this example represents a considerable advance in the detail and accuracy of Africa from Hondius’ prior maps.
Geographical improvements include a more rounded southern Cape, the naming of the Rio de Spiritu Santo and of the CuamaRiver, the insertion of Zimbaos and alteration in the shape of Madagascar. The Kingdom of Monomotapa fills the entire southern tip of Africa.
However, the map is also filled with fictitious rivers and mountains and shows the origin of the Nile conforming to the Ptolemaic tradition of twin lakes located below the equator, as is typical of 17th Century cartography. - Schilder, Monumenta, volume6, 13.2. Betz, 60.2




77 BLAEU, W. Africae nova descriptio. Amsterdam, 1650. Coloured. Some marginal discolouration of paper due to previous framing. Paper thinness along center fold. Laid down on Japanese paper. Remains of tape on verso of margins, due to framing. 410 x 553 mm.
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¤ Much of the geographical information is still based on the Ptolemaic maps, with the Nile shown with its source in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. Also included are various other mythical lakes and rivers including the famous Lake Sachaf of Laurent Fries. Only coastal towns are named on the Cape, with the printing covering much of the Unknown territory.
Decorated with elephants, lions, ostriches etc. on the land areas, and ships and sea monsters on the sea.
With columns on either side depicting ten views of the native manner of dress and nine city and town plans above.




78 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.




79 SANSON, N. / JAILLOT, H. L'Afrique divisée suivant l'estendue de ses principales parties… Paris, 1719. Beau col. Pliure médiane marquée. Cartouche et échelle col. 458 x 638 mm.
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¤ Gravé par L. Cordier. - The two large lakes, Zaire/Zembre and Zaflan, in Central Africa, are conspicuous as the origin of the Nile. The river Zaire (Congo) also arises from Lake Zaire. Norwich, Maps of Africa, map 46




80 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.




81 DELAMARCHE, F. Carte générale de L'Afrique divisée en ses principaux états par Fx Delamarche. . . Paris, 1825. In original o/l colours. Two light brown spots in left hand part of map, one is marginal. In very good condition. 500 x 628 mm.
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¤ Uncommon map of Africa prepared by Felix Delamarche, after R.de Vaugondy. The "Zahara ou Grand désert" and Congo and Zambia "Contrée tout-a-fait Inconnue". In northern Africa a read system has been provided.
Felix Delamarche was the successor to Robert Vaugondy as the Geographer to the King of France, and was one of the best mapmakers' in Frances in the early 1800's. He was well-known for his globes and spheres and the title cartouche mentions therefore : "Chez l'auteur Ingénieur-Mécanicien Pour les Globes et Sphères. . ."




Afrique du nord


82 PTOLOMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M. Tabula Quarta Africae (North Africa) Strasburg, 1513. Uncoloured. Good impression. Size of paper : 455x625mm. Some minor discolouration and water staining in outer margin. Paper slightly age toned. Some old backing along center fold due to some small splits. Printed on heavy paper.
Watermark of a triple pointed crown. 336 x 490 mm.
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¤ Wood block printed large-format Ptolemaic map showing knowledge of the African continent with Ethiopia and Libya down to “Terra Incognita”. From the 1513 edition of Waldseemüller's Geographia.

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the region.

This Ptolemaic map comes from the first so called 'Modern Atlas' by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers Martin Waldseemüller.
The Atlas is titled GEOGRAPHIE OPUS NOVISSIMA TRADUCTIONE E GRECORUM ARCHETYPIS and was published by Johannes Schott in Strasburg 1513 and is one of the most important edition of Ptolemy Atlases.

It was Waldseemüller who attached his friend Amerigo [Vespucci ] name to the New World or the ‘India’ discovered by Columbus.




83 PTOLOMY, C. / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M. Tabula secunda Africae. ( North Africa) Strasburg, 1513. Uncoloured. Good impression. Size of paper : 455x625mm. Some minor discolouration and water staining in outer margin. Paper slightly age toned. Printed on heavy paper.
Watermark of a triple pointed crown. 350 x 540 mm.
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¤ Wood block printed large-format Ptolemaic map showing the middle part of the North African coast with Tunisia and western Libya as well as Sardinia and Sicily. Illustrated is the crucial island chain linking Italy with Northern Africa. From the 1513 edition of Waldseemüller's Geographia.

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the region.

This Ptolemaic map comes from the first so called 'Modern Atlas' by the most famous of all early sixteenth-century cosmographers Martin Waldseemüller.
The Atlas is titled GEOGRAPHIE OPUS NOVISSIMA TRADUCTIONE E GRECORUM ARCHETYPIS and was published by Johannes Schott in Strasburg 1513 and is one of the most important edition of Ptolemy Atlases.

It was Waldseemüller who attached his friend Amerigo [Vespucci ] name to the New World or the ‘India’ discovered by Columbus.




84 PTOLEMY, C . / WALDSEEMÜLLER, M. / FRIES, L. [North Africa with Egypt] Vienna, (1525) 1541. In attractive strong period correct colours. Paper very little age-toned as usual. Good margins. With letter press and decorated initials on verso. Size of paper 41x55cm. 292 x 455 mm.
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¤ Wood block printed map and one of earliest printed representation of North Africa with Egypt prepared Martin Waldseemüller.

Based on the slightly larger map from 1513 published in "Ptolemy's Geographia". The atlas was reprinted in 1520, 1522, 1525, 1535 and 1541.
This wood block was cut in 1525 for the publisher J.Grünninger. This being the variant of 1541, now without the banner title and wood cut ornaments on the verso.




85 PTOLEMY,C ./ TRECHSEL, G. [North Africa] Vienna, 1525 -1541. In attractive strong period correct colours. Paper very little age-toned as usual. Good margins. With letter press and decorated initials on verso. Size of paper 41x55cm. 283 x 462 mm.
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¤ Wood block printed map and one of earliest printed representation of North Africa with Libya, Tunisia prepared Martin Waldseemüller.

Based on the slightly larger map from 1513 published in "Ptolemy's Geographia". The atlas was reprinted in 1520, 1522, 1525, 1535 and 1541.
This wood block was cut in 1525 for the publisher J.Grünninger. This being the variant of 1541, now without the banner title and wood cut ornaments on the verso

From the last edition of Ptolemy's "Geography", with maps by Laurens Fries and the text edited by Michael Servetus.
Servatus who was accused of heresy, and when he was burnt at the stake, Calvin ordered that copies of the book should be burnt with him.
Fortunataly it seems that Calvinist authorities may only have burnt a few token copies !.




86 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.




87 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.




88 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. 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. 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.




89 GOOS, P. De Cust van Barbaryen van out Mamora tot Capo Blanco. . . . Amsterdam, 1666. Coloured. On double-ply paper as issued. Paper very mildly age-toned, as usual. A good and dark impression. 433 x 520 mm.
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¤ Six charts on one sheet. The two upper charts covering an area from Cape Blanc to Casablanca. In lower part four insets with detailed maps of islands as Madera, Porto Sancto, Tercera, S.Michiels and Fayal.
Pieter Goos (ca. 1616-1675) was one of the most important cartographer, engraver, publisher and print seller of Amsterdam. His widow continued business at her husband's death. She re-issued 'Nieuwe Groote Zee-Spiegel" in 1676.




Algérie


90 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.




91 SANSON, N. Partie de la Barbarie ou est le royaume d'Alger. . . Paris, P. Mariette, 1667. In original o/l colours. Paper slightly age toned. Some light marginal water staining and spotting. 190 x 255 mm.
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¤ Coastal map of North Africa 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.




92 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.




93 MIGEON, J. Algérie. Paris, 1874. Original colours. Steel engraving in very good condition. 280 x 415 mm.
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¤ A decorative map of Algeria from Géographie Universelle, Atlas Migeon. published by J. Migeon.




94 MIGEON, J. Province de Constantine. Paris, 1874. Original colours. Steel engraving in mint condition. 430 x 280 mm.
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¤ Decorative map of the Constantine Province in north-eastern Algeria from Géographie Universelle, Atlas Migeon. With Constantine's coat of arms lower left corner. published by J. Migeon. In upper right hand corner a view of the Saint Angu castle in Rome engraved by Smith.
From one of the last decorative atlases published in the 19th century.




95 MIGEON, J. Province d'Oran. Paris, 1874. Original colours. Steel engraving in mint condition. 285 x 430 mm.
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¤ Decorative map of the Oran province in Algeria from Géographie Universelle, Atlas Migeon. With two engravings left and right of map representing the towns and landscape of Oran,and illustrating the everyday activities of the towns people. Oran's coat of arms lower left corner.
Oran which comes from the Berber word Wahran, the plural of Wahra, i.e. "lion", hence Wahran means "two lions", is a city on the Mediterranean coast in northwestern Algeria. Oran marked the largest westernmost metropolitan area of the then Ottoman Empire. During French rule in Algeria Oran was a prefecture in the Oran département. Published by J. Migeon. In upper right hand corner a view of the Saint Angu castle in Rome engraved by Smith.
From one of the last decorative atlases published in the 19th century.




96 MIGEON, J. Province ou dép de Constantine. Paris, 1874. Original colours. Steel engraving in very condition. 417 x 275 mm.
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¤ Decorative map of part of Algeria from "Géographie Universelle, Atlas Migeon." published by J. Migeon. Very nice engraving of the view of Constantine across the upper part of the map. Engraving by Barbier. Inset of the city's coat of arms.
From one of the last decorative atlases published in the 19th century.




97 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.




98 JYLBERT Oran. (Algeria) 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 Oran province in Algeria. The map is filled with buildings, animals, ships, 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


99 SANSON, N. Partie de la Barbarie ou sont les royaumes de Tunis et Tripoli. . . Paris, P. Mariette, 1667. In original o/l colours. Paper slightly age toned. Some light marginal water staining and spotting. One light spot on engraved area. 185 x 280 mm.
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¤ Coastal map of Tunisia and Libya 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.




100 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


101 PTOLEMY,C ./ TRECHSEL, G. [Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia] Vienna, (1525) 1541. In attractive strong period correct colours. Paper very little age-toned as usual. Good margins. With letter press and decorated initials on verso. Size of paper 41x55cm. 279 x 458 mm.
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¤ Wood block printed map and one of earliest printed representation of Morocco prepared Martin Waldseemüller.

Based on the slightly larger map from 1513 published in "Ptolemy's Geographia". The atlas was reprinted in 1520, 1522, 1525, 1535 and 1541.
This wood block was cut in 1525 for the publisher J.Grünninger. This being the variant of 1541, now without the banner title and title in letter press and wood cut ornaments on the verso.




102 BLAEU, W. Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberrima. Amsterdam, 1638. In attractive strong original colours. Wide margins. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso. 382 x 500 mm.
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¤ North to the right. A finely engraved, decorative map, who influenced subsequent maps for the rest of the century.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage. Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2




103 GOOS,P. De cust van Barbaria Gualata, Arguyn, en Geneheo, van Capo S Vincente tot Capo Verde. Amsterdam, 1666. Coloured. On double-ply paper as issued. Paper very mildly age-toned, as usual. A good and dark impression. 422 x 518 mm.
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¤ An eye-catching chart of the north western coast of Africa. Including Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands and Azores. Pieter Goos (ca. 1616-1675) was one of the most important cartographer, engraver, publisher and print seller of Amsterdam. His widow continued business at her husband's death. She re-issued 'Nieuwe Groote Zee-Spiegel" in 1676.




104 SANSON, N. Royaume de Fez. . . Paris, P. Mariette, 1667. In original o/l colours. Paper slightly age toned. Some water staining and spotting. 190 x 255 mm.
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¤ Map of Morocco 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.




105 JYLBERT Maroc. 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 Marocco. The map is filled with buildings, animals, a ship, figures and three 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.




Egypte


106 BRAUN, G. / HOGENBERG, F. Cairus, quae olim Babylon, … Cologne, 1590. Col. Habilement restauré le long du pli central. 335 x 485 mm.
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¤ Contemporaneous bird's-eye view of the city and surroundings showing the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Egypt had fallen to the Turks during the reign of Selim I at the beginning of the 16th century and this fine rather stylised pictorial plan shows the capital Cairo during early Ottoman rule. Behind a foreground group of travellers and horsemen, the sweeping line of River Nile with the City and its environs beyond. The map includes representations of the famous Pyramids and Sphinx at Gaza to the right, as well as illustrations of crocodiles in the Nile River.




Canaries


107 COLOM, A. De Kust van Barbarien. . . / De Reede voor de Stadt Angra. . . / De Eylanden van Madera. . . / De Vlaamsche Eylanden By Jacob Colom. . . / Amsterdam, 1658. Uncoloured. Repair of a small split in lower part center fold, 4cm. into engraved area. Some shine true of text on verso. Dutch text. 549 x 633 mm.
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¤ Rare chart of the Canaries. Lower right pagination number 35. Unusually large scale chart. Eight charts on one sheet, with on verso Dutch text and two wood cut profiles of Marbella and Malaga.






Afrique centrale


108 BLAEU, W. Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum. Amsterdam, 1638. In original o/l colours. Good condition. Paper very slightly age-toned. No text on verso. With some contemporary manuscript annotations in brown ink. 385 x 496 mm.
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¤ An attractive map of the Eastern African and the fictitious kingdom of Prester John. The map shows a major section of central and eastern Africa including Mozambique north to present day Sudan The map contains numerous coastal place names such as Mozambique Island, Quiloa, Mombaza, and Melinde indicating the importance of the area to both Arab, Portuguese, and traders and explorers from other countries. The Congo region on the west coast of Africa is included in this map.
The two Ptolemaic lakes of Zaire and Zaflan are in the lower portion of the map. Lake Niger, and the supposed course of the Niger River, is shown flowing westward. This map is based on Ortelius' map of Prester John of 1573.
The myth of Prester John, the good king defeating the enemies of Christianity, was in part a response to Mongol and Islamic pressures on Christian Europe. Initially, Prester John was placed in Asia, but later in East Africa. The center of the map above ,Amara mons, the kingdom of Prester John, shows a note in Latin to the effect that here the sons are Prester John are held in confinement. This map was copied by Janssonius and a number of other cartographers.
Like most Blaeu maps of Africa, this map is decorated with various animals. The Blaeu maps are, esteemed by collectors for their decorative quality, historical importance, and as the highest expression of Dutch cartographic art during the period of its supremacy.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
No text on verso. From a French composite atlas. V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. II, 8720:2.




109 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


110 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


111 CORONELLI, V.M. Isola di Madagascar, o di S. Lorenzo . . . Venice, 1698. Uncoloured. Very good condition. Printed on heavy paper. Dark impression. 600 x 450 mm.
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¤ A beautiful and flamboyantly engraved large-scale map of Madagascar, formerly named San Lorenzo by the discoverers, the Portuguese. Shows also in detail the Comorra Islands Group and, very nice an detailed the Ile de Bourbon, better known as Ile de “Reunion". Also showing the nearest coast line of Mozambique..

The map is the product of the late 17th century Venetian cartographer, Vincenzo Coronelli.
A decorative title cartouche appears bottom left in the form of a banner supported by playful winged mermaids and cherubs.
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.




112 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.




113 JYLBERT La Réunion. 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 the island of Reunion. 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..

Réunion is a French island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, French immigration supplemented by influxes of Africans, Chinese, Malays, and Indians gave the island its ethnic mix. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 reduced the importance of the island as a stopover on the East Indies trade route.
Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas départements of France.
Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. Due to its location in a time zone to the east of Europe, Réunion was the first region in the world where the euro became legal tender.




114 JYLBERT La Réunion. 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 the island of Reunion. 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.




115 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


116 BELLIN, J.N. Carte Reduite D'Une Partie Des Costes Occidentales et Meridionales De L'Afrique Depuis Cabo Frio ou Cap Froid . . . Jusque a la Bay S. Blaise . . . MDCCLIV [with view of Cape of Good Hope] Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, c.1754. Coloured. A good and dark impression. Vertical foldings as issued. Printed on heavy paper. 870 x 548 mm.
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¤ Very large and detailed chart of the southern African coastline from Cape Fria in Namibia to Cape Agulhas. In lower left corner a rococo title cartouche and in top a profile of the Cape of Good Hope.
Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.
Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts ensured that they were in use for many years.
Lower left the sign of the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine and its price tente Sols.




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