Africa Continent

  • 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 €
  • 1575 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Africae Tabula Nova

    Gillis van den Rade, Antwerp, 1575

    Antique map of Africa by Abraham Ortelius. From the 1575 Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius. Second state of the plate, still the date 1570 is present in the cartouche...

    Africae Tabula Nova
    12410

    Coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Antwerp by Gillis van den Rade in 1575.

    1 400,00 €
  • 1606 - Jodocus Hondius

    Jodocus Hondius:  Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio

    Amsterdam, 1606

    Old coloured map of Africa by Jodocus Hondus. The second map of Africa by Hondius, first published in the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of 1606. The geographical information is based on the Mercator map...

    Nova Africae Tabula Auctore Jodoco Hondio
    12406

    Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1606.

    950,00 €
  • 1680 - Frederick de Wit

    Frederick de Wit:  Totius Africae Accuratissima Tabula Authore Frederico de Wit

    Amsterdam, circa 1680

    Beautiful antique map of Africa by Frederick de Wit. This map became extremely popular for more than 30 years and was reissued with minor changes by Danckerts, Visscher and others. With a very...

    Totius Africae Accuratissima Tabula Authore Frederico de Wit
    12417

    Coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1680.

    980,00 €
  • 1697 - Johann Baptist Homann

    Johann Baptist Homann:  Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta

    Jacob von Sandrart, Nuremberg, circa 1697

    One of the first maps by Johann Baptist HomannThis rare map of Africa by Jacob von Sandrart is one of only two maps that Johann Baptist Homann engraved before 1700. Parts of the geographical...

    Accuratissima Totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta
    12183

    Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Nuremberg by Jacob von Sandrart circa 1697.

    900,00 €
  • 1718 - Christoph Weigel

    Christoph Weigel:  Africae Tabula

    Johann Ernst Adelbulner, Nuremberg, 1718

    Antique map of Africa by Christoph Weigel. Parts of the geographic information are already shown accurately, others are still based on the Ptolemaic maps, such as the source of the Nile in the...

    Africae Tabula
    11957

    Old coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Ernst Adelbulner in 1718.

    420,00 €
  • 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 €
  • 1540 - 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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  • 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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  • 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 the African continent. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1580.

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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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  • 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.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1603 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorum Imperii Descriptio

    Jan Baptist Vrients, Antwerp, 1603

    Hand coloured antique map of Africa by Abraham Ortelius. Shows the Kingdom of the mystical Prester John in central Africa. Decorated with two cartouches, four elephants, sea monsters and a sailing...

    Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorum Imperii Descriptio
    11900

    Coloured map of Priest Joan, Ethiopia, Central Africa. Printed in Antwerp by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1603.

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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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  • 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 the African continent. Printed circa 1633.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 1686 - Alain Manesson Mallet

    Alain Manesson Mallet:  Afrique Ancienne, Das Alte Africa

    1686

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

    Afrique Ancienne, Das Alte Africa
    10128

    Antique map of the ancient Africa. Printed in the year 1686.

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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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