Africa

  • 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
    1795 - Frederick Louis Norden
    10926

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

    60,00 €
  • 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...
    1482 - Lienhart Holle
    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.

  • 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
    1493 - Hartmann Schedel
    10784

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

  • Martin Waldseemüller:  Tertia Africae Tabula

    Johannes Schott, Strasbourg, 1513 or 1520

    Early woodcut map of North Africa from M. Waldseemuller of 1513 (1520). Showing the region from Bengazi in Libya up to Egypt with the Red Sea.This ptolemaic map comes from the first so called...

    Tertia Africae Tabula
    1513 - Martin Waldseemüller
    11144

    Antique woodcut map of the Red Sea, Egypt, Libya, North Africa. Printed in Strasbourg by Johannes Schott in 1513 or 1520.

  • 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...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    11325

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

  • Sebastian Münster:  Africa Libya Morland mit allen künigreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1540 (1550)

    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 Libya Morland mit allen künigreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin...
    1540 - Sebastian Münster
    12608

    Coloured woodcut map of the African continent. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1550.

  • 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
    1541 - Laurent Fries
    10111

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

  • Girolamo Ruscelli:  Africa nuova tavola

    V. Valgrisi, Venice, 1562

    Decorative coloured 16th century map of South Africa by G. Ruscelli. From the latin Ptolemy edition of Gastaldi-Ruscelli by V. Valgrisi, printed in Venice 1562.

    Africa nuova tavola
    1562 - Girolamo Ruscelli
    10838

    Coloured map of South Africa. Printed in Venice by V. Valgrisi in 1562.

  • 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
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11683

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

  • 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]
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11692

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

  • 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
    1575 - Braun & Hogenberg
    10017

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

  • 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
    1575 - Sebastian Münster
    10393

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

  • Francois de Belleforest:  Mombaza

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A scarce and early woodcut view of Mombasa, Kenya. Ruled in brown ink. As a woodcut view, it is extremely fine cut. On the full text sheet. The view comes from the French edition of the...

    Mombaza
    1575 - Francois de Belleforest
    11416

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

  • Francois de Belleforest:  Cairus, Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs / Le Grand Caire

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A large and rare woodcut view of Cairo with the Nile river, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. Based on a engraving from Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates orbis terrarum .This woodcut was...

    Cairus, Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs / Le Grand Caire
    1575 - Francois de Belleforest
    11678

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

  • 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...
    1580 - Sebastian Münster
    10110

    Coloured woodcut map of the African continent. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1580.

  • 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
    1580 - Braun & Hogenberg
    10146

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

  • 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
    1580 - Sebastian Münster
    10130

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

  • 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
    1580 - Sebastian Münster
    10132

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

  • 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
    1580 - Sebastian Münster
    10131

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

  • 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
    1581 - Heinrich Bünting
    11197

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

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

    Sebastian Petri, Basle, 1588 (1598)

    Beautiful original antique map of Africa by Sebastian Münster. Based on the Ortelius map of 1570, the coast of Brazil was added. With two sailing ships and a sea monster. On verso the title with a...

    Affricae tabula nova / Africa, Lybia, Morenlandt, mit allen Königreichen...
    1588 - Sebastian Münster
    12429

    Original antique map of Africa. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Petri in 1598.

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

    Antwerp, 1595

    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 1595 Latin edition of 'Theatrum Orbis...

    Natoliae, quae olim Asia Minor Nova Descriptio - Aegypti Recentior...
    1595 - Abraham Ortelius
    10854

    Coloured map of Tunis, Egypt, Cyprus, Turkey. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1595.

  • 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
    1598 - Abraham Ortelius
    10112

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

  • 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...
    1600 - Matthias Quad
    10591

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

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