Africa Continent

  • 1720 - Johann Baptist Homann

    Johann Baptist Homann:  Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti [and] Totius Africae [and] Totius Americae...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    A matching set of the World and the Continents by J. B. HomannWorld Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti : Old coloured antique world map by J. B. Homann. With southern...

    Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti [and] Totius...
    11811

    Old coloured world map and continent maps by Johann Baptist Homann. Published around 1720 in Nuremberg.

    4 800,00 €
  • 1581 - Heinrich Bünting

    Heinrich Bünting:  Africa Tertia pars Terrae

    Magdeburg, 1581

    Rare and early woodcut map of Africa by Heinrich Bunting. The map has an unusual shape, tapering to a narrow angle in the south. Several rivers appear in West Africa and as tributaries to the Nile....

    Africa Tertia pars Terrae
    11197

    Coloured woodcut map of Africa. Printed in Magdeburg in the year 1581.

    1 200,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Affrica mit seinen Besondern Laendern, Thieren, und wunderbarlichen dingen.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of Africa by Sebastian Münster. On the full text sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , published...

    Affrica mit seinen Besondern Laendern, Thieren, und wunderbarlichen dingen.
    11404

    Coloured woodcut map of Africa. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    290,00 €
  • 1701 - Vincenzo Maria Coronelli

    Vincenzo Maria Coronelli:  L'Africa divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le piu moderne, relationis colle scoperte dell origine e...

    Venice, 1701

    Famous two sheet Coronelli map of Africa in beautiful old colour. Second edition from 1701 which is unchanged since first edition in 1691. Many little elephants, lions and other animals filling up...

    L'Africa divisa nelle sue Parti secondo le piu moderne, relationis colle...
    10109

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in Venice in the year 1701.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Africa Lybia Morenlandt mit Allen Künigreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1574)

    The earliest obtainable printed map to show all of Africa. First published in 1540 by Sebastian Munster, this map is also famous because of its rich mythical content. The Monoculi or cyclops...

    Africa Lybia Morenlandt mit Allen Künigreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin...
    11325

    Coloured woodcut map of Africa. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1598 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Africae tabula nova

    Antwerp, 1598

    Beautiful original coloured map of the African continent. From the 1598 French edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius. Fifth state of the copperplate, still the date 1570 is present...

    Africae tabula nova
    10112

    Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1598.

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  • 1603 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Africae Tabula Nova

    Antwerp, 1603

    Beautiful hand coloured map of the African continent. From the 1603 Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius. Fifth state of the copperplate, still the date 1570 is present in...

    Africae Tabula Nova
    10656

    Coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1603.

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  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    Francois de Belleforest:  Africae Tabula Nova

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    Ortelius' Africa Map as a Woodcut. Rare.A large and scarce woodcut map of Africa by Francois de Belleforest. Based on Ortelius' map of Africa from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , but much rarer...

    Africae Tabula Nova
    11745

    Antique woodcut map of the African continent. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

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  • 1633 - Jodocus Hondius

    Jodocus Hondius:  Africae nova tabula

    circa 1633

    Attractive coloured map of Africa. Various animals appear in Africa, seamonsters and fishes in the ocean. It was publish first 1619 by Jodocus Hondius with four decorative borders (state 1). After...

    Africae nova tabula
    10075

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed circa 1633.

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  • 1700 - Johann Baptist Homann

    Johann Baptist Homann:  Accuratissima totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta

    J. v. Sandrart, Nuremberg, 1700

    Rare map of Africa engraved by J.B. Homann prior he became his own publisher. The map is printed and published by Jacob von Sandrart and is a close copy of de Wit's map of 1680. Seems to be the...

    Accuratissima totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta
    10113

    Old coloured map of Africa. Printed in Nuremberg by J. v. Sandrart in 1700.

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  • 1738 - Edward Wells

    Edward Wells:  A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities or Towns, Rivers,...

    E. Wells, London, circa 1738

    Decorative coloured map of the African continent. From "A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography" by Edward Wells an English clergyman, teacher and mathematician, born in 1667....

    A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities...
    10823

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in London by E. Wells circa 1738.

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  • 1600 - Matthias Quad

    Matthias Quad:  Abyssinorum sive Magni Regis Davidis, quem vulgo Presbyterum Joannem Vocant, Imperium

    J. Bussemacher, Cologne, 1600

    Decorative coloured 16th century map of the central part of Africa with a dedicated cartouche to the legendary Prester John. The myth of Prester John was popular in Europe from 12th to 17th...

    Abyssinorum sive Magni Regis Davidis, quem vulgo Presbyterum Joannem...
    10591

    Coloured map of the central part of Africa. Published by J. Bussemacher in Cologne during the year 1600.

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  • 1638 - Gerard Mercator

    Gerard Mercator:  Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu

    Amsterdam, 1638

    Hand coloured copper engraved map of Central Africa by G. Mercator. With two beautiful coloured cartouche and one inset map of the Congo. Showing the Kingdom of Prester John in central Africa, how...

    Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu
    10863

    Coloured map of Priest Joan, Congo, Central Africa. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1638.

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  • 1747 - Emanuel Bowen

    Emanuel Bowen:  A New and Accurate Map of Africa.

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of Africa showing the complete continent. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Decorated with a compass rose and a nice title cartouche with african animals.

    A New and Accurate Map of Africa.
    11285

    Antique map of Africa. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

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  • 1640 - Giovanni Botero

    Giovanni Botero:  Africa

    Giunti, Venice, circa 1640

    Very rare copper engraved Africa Map of G. Botero. This example has a thin engraved line around the continent, which is not described in references. It seems the map comes from 1640 edition of...

    Africa
    10316

    Antique map of Africa. Printed in Venice by Giunti circa 1640.

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  • 1580 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Affricae tabula nova / Africa, Lybia, Morenlandt, mit allen Königreichen so jetziger Zeit darumb...

    Petri, Basle, circa 1580

    Attractive woodcut map showing the African continent. From a German edition of Cosmographia by Sebastian Munster printed from Petri in Basel 1580. "This map ... was based on Ortelius ... The coast...

    Affricae tabula nova / Africa, Lybia, Morenlandt, mit allen Königreichen...
    10110

    Coloured woodcut map of Africa. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1580.

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  • 1630 - Abraham Goos

    Abraham Goos:  Africae descriptio

    Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Attractive small scale coloured map of Africa, engraved by Abraham Goos for Mercator / Hondius. French letterpress on back.

    Africae descriptio
    10126

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1630.

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  • 1580 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Africa mit seinen besundern Ländern, Thieren, und wunderbarlichen Dingen

    Petri, Basle, circa 1580

    Attractive original coloured woodcut map showing the African continent. From a German edition of Cosmographia by Sebastian Munster printed from Petri in Basel. Two interesting woodcut on backside:...

    Africa mit seinen besundern Ländern, Thieren, und wunderbarlichen Dingen
    10130

    Coloured woodcut map of Africa. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1580.

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  • 1787 - Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet

    Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet:  Lacs Fleuve Rivieres et Principales Montagnes de l'Afrique

    1787

    Interesting map of the African continent, describing the lakes, rivers and mountains. From Géographie Moderne by Jean Baptiste Louis Clouet.

    Lacs Fleuve Rivieres et Principales Montagnes de l'Afrique
    10140

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in the year 1787.

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  • 1810 - Geographisches Institut Weimar

    Geographisches Institut Weimar:  Charte von Africa

    Praha, 1810

    Engraved map of Africa by "Geographisches Institut Weimar".

    Charte von Africa
    10137

    Antique map of Africa. Printed in Praha in the year 1810.

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  • 1780 - Rigobert Bonne

    Rigobert Bonne:  Afrique

    Paris, circa 1780

    Beautiful original coloured map of Africa from Rigobert Bonne in Paris.

    Afrique
    10139

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in Paris circa 1780.

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  • 1686 - Alain Manesson Mallet

    Alain Manesson Mallet:  Afrique Ancienne, Das Alte Africa

    1686

    Nice original old coloured small scale engraved map of ancient Africa by Alain Manesson Mallet. From "Description de l'univers" Vol. 3.

    Afrique Ancienne, Das Alte Africa
    10582

    Old coloured map of the ancient Africa. Printed in the year 1686.

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  • 1686 - Alain Manesson Mallet

    Alain Manesson Mallet:  Afrique Moderne, Newes Africa

    1686

    Original old handcoloured small scale engraved map of Africa from Alain Manesson Mallet. From "Description de l'univers" Vol. 3.

    Afrique Moderne, Newes Africa
    10583

    Old coloured map of Africa. Printed in the year 1686.

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  • 1686 - Alain Manesson Mallet

    Alain Manesson Mallet:  Afrique Moderne, Newes Africa

    1686

    Small scale engraved map of Africa from Alain Manesson Mallet. From "Description de l'univers" Vol. 3.

    Afrique Moderne, Newes Africa
    10127

    Antique map of Africa. Printed in the year 1686.

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