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 €
  • 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 €
  • 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.

    300,00 €
  • 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 €
  • 1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct: Guiljelmo Blaeuw [and]...

    Amsterdam, circa 1640

    A matching set of the World and the Continents by Willem J. Blaeu These five maps represent the apogee of seventeenth century Dutch cartography. With their decorative panels of costumed figures,...

    Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula auct:...
    11061

    Old coloured world map and continent maps with borders by Willem J. Blaeu. Published around 1640 in Amsterdam.

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  • 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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