North Africa

  • 1493 - Hartmann Schedel

    Hartmann Schedel:  Memphis vel Chairum

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Early woodcut view of Cairo, Egypt by Hartmann Schedel. To the left a woodcut of Abraham. From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle , printed in 1493. Leaf number...

    Memphis vel Chairum
    12125

    Coloured woodcut town view of Cairo. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

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  • 1541 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  Aphricae tabula secunda continet

    Trechsel, Vienne, 1541

    Untitled trapezoidal Ptolemaic woodcut map of North Africa. From the 1541 Vienne (Dauphiné) edition of Ptolemy's Geographia published by Gaspar Trechsel and sold by Hughes de la Porte in Lyon. The...

    Aphricae tabula secunda continet
    10111

    Coloured woodcut map of Sardinia, Malta, North Africa. Printed in Vienne by Trechsel in 1541.

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  • 1493 - Hartmann Schedel

    Hartmann Schedel:  Memphis

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Incunabulum leaf in folio showing a cityview of Cairo / Egypt and Abraham by H. Schedel from the famous "Nuremberg Chronicle" in German edition printed 1493. Verso a biblical scene showing an angel...

    Memphis
    10784

    Antique woodcut town view of Cairo. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

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  • 1575 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Warhaffte abcontrafehtung der machtigen und vesten Statt Alkair

    Petri, Basle, circa 1575

    Woodcut view of Cairo in Egypt by Sebastian Münster. From a German edition of the "Cosmographey". Showing the city from birdeye perspective with the Pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza, crocodiles...

    Warhaffte abcontrafehtung der machtigen und vesten Statt Alkair
    10393

    Coloured woodcut town view of Cairo, Egypt. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1575.

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  • 1580 - Braun & Hogenberg

    Braun & Hogenberg:  Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypti Maxima Urbs

    Cologne, circa 1580

    Attractive birdeye view of Cairo in Egypt with the Nile river, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. Beautiful original colour. German text on verso. From a German edition of "Civitates orbis...

    Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypti Maxima Urbs
    10146

    Old coloured town view of Giza, Cairo, Egypt. Printed in Cologne circa 1580.

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  • 1728 - Johann Christoph Homann

    Johann Christoph Homann:  Statuum Maroccanorum

    Homann, Nuremberg, 1728

    Hand coloured copper engraving by J. Chr. Homann, showing noth west Africa with the Canary Islands and two large cityviews.

    Statuum Maroccanorum
    10008

    Old coloured map of Morocco. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann in 1728.

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  • 1747 - Emanuel Bowen

    Emanuel Bowen:  A New and Accurate Map of the Western Part of Barbary... & A New and Accurate Map of the Eastern...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of North-Africa separated into a western and eastern part printed from one plate. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Showing Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, parts of Spain and...

    A New and Accurate Map of the Western Part of Barbary... & A New and...
    11283

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

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  • 1493 - Hartmann Schedel

    Hartmann Schedel:  Carthago

    Anton Koberger, Nuremberg, 1493

    Early woodcut view of Carthage in Tunisia near Tunis by Hartmann Schedel. From the famous Liber Chronicarum also known as the Nuremberg Chronicle , printed in 1493. Leaf number XL.The...

    Carthago
    12114

    Coloured woodcut town view of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia. Printed in Nuremberg by Anton Koberger in 1493.

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  • 1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberrima

    W. Blaeu, Amsterdam, circa 1640

    Old coloured engraved map of Morocco by W. Blaeu. With the Strait of Gibraltar, several sailing ships and a large figural cartouche. The map is based on Ortelius map of 1570. From 'Atlas Major'...

    Fezzae et Marocchi regna Africae celeberrima
    10864

    Old coloured map of Morocco. Printed in Amsterdam by W. Blaeu circa 1640.

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  • 1747 - Emanuel Bowen

    Emanuel Bowen:  A New and Accurate Map of Nubia & Abissinia, Together with All the Kingdoms Tributary there to ...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of East Africa with parts of Egypt and Arabia. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Decorated with a compass rose and a nice title cartouche with African landscape.

    A New and Accurate Map of Nubia & Abissinia, Together with All the...
    11282

    Antique map of Somalia, Ethiopia, Red Sea, Abyssinia. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

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  • 1732 - Homann Erben

    Homann Erben:  Wahrhaffte Abbildung der Barbarischen Vestung Oran

    1732

    Hand coloured copper engraving from Chr. Gephart by Homann Heirs, showing coast outline of Algeria (province Oran) and some sailing ships.

    Wahrhaffte Abbildung der Barbarischen Vestung Oran
    10007

    Old coloured map of Oran. Printed in the year 1732.

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  • 1646 - Matthäus Merian

    Matthäus Merian:  Tunes

    Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Engraved cityview of Tunis the Capital of Tunisia in North Africa including zoological and botanical gardens. From J. Gottfried's "Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica".

    Tunes
    10612

    Antique town view of Tunisia, Tunis. Printed in Frankfurt by Merian in 1646.

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  • 1575 - Braun & Hogenberg

    Braun & Hogenberg:  Tunes Urbs

    Cologne, 1575

    Attractive cityview of Tunis in Tunisia / Africa. Showing the Imperial attack on Tunis in 1573. Latin text on verso.

    Tunes Urbs
    10017

    Antique town view of Tunis. Printed in Cologne in the year 1575.

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  • 1646 - Matthäus Merian

    Matthäus Merian:  Abbildung der Statt Gigeri in affrica, wie solche der König in Franckreich durch den Hertzogen de...

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Attractive engraving of the Jijel (Djidjelli) in North-west Algeria from Matthäus Merian. Showing the city with several ships and the Atlas Mountains in background. With an index from a to h and a...

    Abbildung der Statt Gigeri in affrica, wie solche der König in...
    10598

    Antique town view of Jijel, Algeria. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1646.

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  • 1732 - Homann Erben

    Homann Erben:  Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae Oran / Wahrhaffte Abbildung der...

    1732

    Original old coloured copper engraved map from Chr. Gephart by Homann Heirs published 1732 in Nuremberg. Showing the coast outline of Algeria (province Oran) on the upper part and a coastal view...

    Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae Oran /...
    10817

    Old coloured map of Oran. Printed in the year 1732.

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  • 1646 - Matthäus Merian

    Matthäus Merian:  Abris der Vestung Tripoli in Barbarien

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Interesting engraving of the fort of Tripoli in Libya from Matthäus Merian. Showing details of the fort with an 29 key index.

    Abris der Vestung Tripoli in Barbarien
    10597

    Antique town view of Tripoli, Libya. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1646.

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  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  [Tunis]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Beautiful coloured view of Tunis in Tunisia by Sebastian Münster. Shows the zoological and botanical garden, castle Goleta, a Harem and a Thermae. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    [Tunis]
    11692

    Coloured woodcut map of Tunis, Tunisia. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

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  • 1580 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Tunis

    Petri, Basle, circa 1580

    Woodcut cityview of Tunis / Tunisia / North Africa including zoological and botanical garden, castle Goleta, a Harem and a Thermae. From a German edition of Cosmographia by Sebastian Munster...

    Tunis
    10131

    Antique woodcut town view of Tunis. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1580.

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  • 1580 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Algier

    Petri, Basle, circa 1580

    Woodcut cityview of Algier / Algeria / North Africa. From a German edition of Cosmographia by Sebastian Munster printed from Petri in Basel.

    Algier
    10132

    Antique woodcut town view of Algier. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1580.

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  • 1646 - Matthäus Merian

    Matthäus Merian:  Algier

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Attractive birdeye view of Algiers in Algeria from Matthäus Merian. Showing the city with city walls, outlying forts and several ships in the harbour. From J. Gottfried's "Neuwe Archontologia...

    Algier
    10595

    Antique town view of Algiers. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1646.

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  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Vue des Pyramides de Dagjour, qui sont les troisièmes, qu'on trouve en venant du Caire.

    Didot, Paris, 1795

    Large decorative copper engraved view of the River Nile with the Pyramid of Dahshur showing the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid and three sailing ships. On top 2 additional view of the same pyramids.

    Vue des Pyramides de Dagjour, qui sont les troisièmes, qu'on trouve en...
    10925

    Antique town view of the Bent Pyramid, Dahshur, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

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  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Carte particuliere des Ruines d'une partie de Thebes.

    Didot l'ainé, Paris, 1795

    Copper engraved map of the ruines of Thebes in Egypt at the River Nile. Engraved after Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

    Carte particuliere des Ruines d'une partie de Thebes.
    10256

    Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Pyramides, Thebes, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Vue du Couvent Copte, appellé Deir Meymund.

    Didot l'ainé, Paris, 1795

    Attractive copper engraved view the coast profile at the Nile River in Egypt. Showing a ancient monument, ships, palm trees and a crocodile in the water. Engraved after Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

    Vue du Couvent Copte, appellé Deir Meymund.
    10263

    Antique town view with ships, Nile River, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Vue du Village de Schiub.

    Didot l'ainé, Paris, 1795

    Attractive copper engraved view the coast profile at the Nile River in Egypt. Showing a the village of Shiub, ships and palm trees. Engraved after Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

    Vue du Village de Schiub.
    10265

    Antique town view with ships, Nile River, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

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