Africa

  • 1482 - Lienhart Holle

    Lienhart Holle:  [Secunda Affrice tabula continet Affricam & insulae que circa ipsam sunt Parallel]

    Lienhart Holle, Ulm, July 1482

    One of the earliest obtainable printed maps of North Africa. From the first Ulm edition of 1482.Untitled woodcut map, showing present-day Libya, Tunisia, Sardinia and Sicily based upon...

    [Secunda Affrice tabula continet Affricam & insulae que circa ipsam sunt...
    11524

    First Edition of an Important 15th Century Map of North Africa with Sardinia and Sicily. Printed in July 1482 in Ulm by Lienhard Holle.

    4 500,00 €
  • 1525 - Laurent Fries

    Laurent Fries:  [Tab. Mo. Primae Partis Aphricae et Tabula Secunde partis Aphricae.]

    Johannes Grüninger, Strasbourg, 1525

    Early woodcut map of North Africa by Laurent Fries after Martin Waldseemüller. Shows the the northern and western part of the continent. This woodcut map comes from the 1525 Strasbourg edition of...

    [Tab. Mo. Primae Partis Aphricae et Tabula Secunde partis Aphricae.]
    11887

    Antique woodcut map of North Africa. Printed in Strasbourg by Johannes Grüninger in 1525.

    1 500,00 €
  • 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.

    1 200,00 €
  • 1677 - John Seller

    John Seller:  A Chart of Guinea. Describing the Sea Coast from Cape de Verde to Cape de Bona Espransa

    John Seller, London, 1677-79

    Very rare sea chart of West Africa by John Seller. This beautiful sea chart shows the coast of Africa from Senegal, Cape Verde, along the West African coast to the Gulf of Guinea, across the coasts...

    A Chart of Guinea. Describing the Sea Coast from Cape de Verde to Cape...
    11907

    Sea chart of Guinea. Printed in London by John Seller in 1677.

    950,00 €
  • 1642 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Guinea

    Willem & Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1642-43

    Very decorative antique sea chart of West Africa by Willem Blaeu. Showing the Gulf of Guinea with the coasts of Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea to Gabon. With elephants,...

    Guinea
    12045

    Coloured sea chart of West Africa. Printed in Amsterdam by Willem & Joan Blaeu in 1642.

    450,00 €
  • 1570 - Abraham Ortelius

    Abraham Ortelius:  Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor Nova Descriptio - Aegypti Recentior Descriptio - Carthaginis...

    Antwerp, 1570

    Coloured copper engraved map of Turkey by A. Ortelius. On right side a map of Egypt and one of Tunis. Three map on one sheet printed from one plate. From the early 1570 Latin edition of 'Theatrum...

    Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor Nova Descriptio - Aegypti Recentior...
    10853

    Coloured map of Tunis, Egypt, Cyprus, Turkey. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1570.

    420,00 €
  • 1747 - Emanuel Bowen

    Emanuel Bowen:  Particular Draughts of Some of the Chief African Islands in the Mediterranean, as also in the...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    An unusual copper engraving by E. Bowen from 'A Complete System of Geography'. Featuring 7 small maps of islands of the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic and South Africa including "An Accurate Map of...

    Particular Draughts of Some of the Chief African Islands in the...
    11189

    Antique map of St Helena, Tenerife, Cape Verde, Malta, Mediterranean. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

    390,00 €
  • 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 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Warhaffte abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of Cairo in Egypt by Sebastian Münster. Showing the city from a birdeye perspective with the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx of Giza, crocodiles and ships in the Nile River....

    Warhaffte abcontrafehtung der Mechtigen und Vesten Statt Alkair
    11683

    Antique woodcut town view of Cairo. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    250,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  [Nile River delta]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Beautiful woodcut map of the Nile River delta by Sebastian Münster. Shows the Mediterranean coast with parts of the Gulf of Suez. With Alexandria in the West, Cairo with the Pyramids of Giza in the...

    [Nile River delta]
    11681

    Coloured woodcut map of the Nile River. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    230,00 €
  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    Francois de Belleforest:  Septa

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of Ceuta, north-western Africa, belonging to Spain. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it is extremely fine cut. On the full text sheet. Based on the Ceuta view...

    Septa
    11420

    Antique woodcut town view of Ceuta. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

    220,00 €
  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    Francois de Belleforest:  Quiloa

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of Kilwa Kisiwani, formerly called Quiloa by the Portuguese, today belongs to Tanzania. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it is extremely fine cut. On the full...

    Quiloa
    11417

    Antique woodcut town view of Quiloa, Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

    190,00 €
  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    Francois de Belleforest:  Cefala

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of Cefala or Sofala, Mozambique. Once an important trading port at the mouth of the Sofala River in Portuguese East Africa. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it...

    Cefala
    11418

    Antique woodcut town view of Sofala, Cefala, Mozambique. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

    190,00 €
  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    Francois de Belleforest:  Arzilla

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of Asilah, Morocco. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it is extremely fine cut. On the full text sheet. Based on the Asilah view of Braun and Hogenberg. The...

    Arzilla
    11421

    Antique woodcut town view of Asilah, Morocco. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

    190,00 €
  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    Francois de Belleforest:  Sala

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of Salé, Morocco. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it is extremely fine cut. On the full text sheet. Based on the Salé view of Braun and Hogenberg. The view...

    Sala
    11422

    Antique woodcut town view of Sale, Morocco. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

    190,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Algier

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of Algier, Algeria, North Africa. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , on the full page. The sheet was...

    Algier
    11530

    Antique woodcut town view of Algier, Algeria. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    120,00 €
  • 1749 - Jacques Nicolas Bellin

    Jacques Nicolas Bellin:  Karte von der Rheede von Benguela und dem Flusse Cantonbelle

    Arkstee & Merkus, Leipzig, 1749

    Detailed map of the Province Benguela in Angola by Nicolas Bellin. From the German edition of Prévost's "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages" by J. J. Schwabe in Leipzig.

    Karte von der Rheede von Benguela und dem Flusse Cantonbelle
    10573

    Antique map of Benguela, Angola. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

    90,00 €
  • 1638 - Daniel Meissner

    Daniel Meissner:  Aphrodisium

    Fürst, Nuremberg, 1638

    Cooper engraved view of Bone in Tunisia from D. Meisner "Sciographia Cosmica" printed 1638 in Nuremberg. With Latin and German aphorism.

    Aphrodisium
    10604

    Antique town view of Bone, Tunisia. Printed in Nuremberg by Fürst in 1638.

    80,00 €
  • 1700 - Phillip Clüver

    Phillip Clüver:  Mauritana et Africa Propria nunc Barbaria

    circa 1700

    Nice engraved map of the north-western part of Africa with the Canary Islands by Phillip Clüver. With one cartouch.

    Mauritana et Africa Propria nunc Barbaria
    10783

    Antique map of North-Western Africa. Printed circa 1700.

    80,00 €
  • 1749 - Jacques Nicolas Bellin

    Jacques Nicolas Bellin:  Grundriss der Insel und Stadt Quiloa

    Arkstee & Merkus, Leipzig, 1749

    Nice map of Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania by Nicolas Bellin. Two city plans on one sheet. From the German edition of Prévost's "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages" by J. J. Schwabe in Leipzig.

    Grundriss der Insel und Stadt Quiloa
    10571

    Antique map of Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania. Printed in Leipzig by Arkstee & Merkus in 1749.

    60,00 €
  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Vue de la Pyramide de Meduun et de ses Environs

    Didot, Paris, 1795

    Large decorative copper engraved view of the River Nile with the Pyramid of Snefru in Meidum. After Marcus Tuscher (1705-1751).

    Vue de la Pyramide de Meduun et de ses Environs
    10924

    Antique town view of the Pyramid of Snefru, Meidum, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

    60,00 €
  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Vue et Perspective de Nezlet Abonour / du Village de Bebe

    Didot, Paris, 1795

    Large decorative copper engraved view of the River Nile with Abo El-Nour and Bebe in today Cairo and two sailing ships.

    Vue et Perspective de Nezlet Abonour / du Village de Bebe
    10926

    Antique town view of Abo El-Nour, Cairo, Egypt. Printed in Paris by Didot in 1795.

    60,00 €
  • 1574 - Sebastian Münster

    Sebastian Münster:  Von den Stetten Mauritanie

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of ancient Cirta, today Constantine in Algeria, North Africa. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , on the...

    Von den Stetten Mauritanie
    11531

    Antique woodcut town view of Cirta, Constantine, Algeria. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

    30,00 €
  • 1795 - Frederick Louis Norden

    Frederick Louis Norden:  Plan des Statues Colossales et des Ruines du Palais de Memnon dans l'ancienne Thebes

    Didot l'ainé, Paris, 1795

    Copper engraved plan of the Statues of Amenhotep III and the Colossi of Memnon close to Carnac and Luxxor in Egypt.

    Plan des Statues Colossales et des Ruines du Palais de Memnon dans...
    10261

    Copper engraving of an architectural illustration. Egypt, Colossi of Memnon, Statues of Amenhotep III. Printed in Paris by Didot l'ainé in 1795.

    20,00 €
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