Africa

  • 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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  • 1520 - Martin Waldseemüller

    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
    11144

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

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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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  • 1720 - Johannes van Keulen

    Johannes van Keulen:  Nieuwe Wassende Graadige Pas-kaart van de Kust van Guinea en Brasilia strekkende van Cap-Verde...

    J. v. Keulen, Amsterdam, circa 1720

    Very large scale seachart of the Atlanic Ocean from J. van Keulen. Showing the west coast of Africa down to South Africa and Brasil in the West. Exceptional for a nautical chart, a lot of inland...

    Nieuwe Wassende Graadige Pas-kaart van de Kust van Guinea en Brasilia...
    10419

    Sea chart of South America, Africa, Sea Chart. Printed in Amsterdam by J. v. Keulen circa 1720.

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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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  • 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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  • 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 Africa. Printed circa 1633.

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  • 1575 - Francois de Belleforest

    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
    11678

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

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  • 1700 - Johann Baptist Homann

    Johann Baptist Homann:  Accuratissima totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta

    J. v. Sandrart, Nuremberg, 1700

    Rare map of Africa engraved by J.B. Homann prior he became his own publisher. The map is printed and published by Jacob von Sandrart and is a close copy of de Wit's map of 1680. Seems to be the...

    Accuratissima totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta
    10113

    Old coloured map of Africa. Printed in Nuremberg by J. v. Sandrart in 1700.

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  • 1738 - Edward Wells

    Edward Wells:  A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities or Towns, Rivers,...

    E. Wells, London, circa 1738

    Decorative coloured map of the African continent. From "A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography" by Edward Wells an English clergyman, teacher and mathematician, born in 1667....

    A New Map of Africk Shewing its Present General Divisions Cheif Cities...
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    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in London by E. Wells circa 1738.

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  • 1775 - Jean Baptiste Mannevillette

    Jean Baptiste Mannevillette:  Carte réduite de l'Archipel du Nord-Est de l'Isle Madagascar depuis la lingne Equinoctiale...

    Paris, 1775

    Large original coloured sea chart of the Indian Ocean by Mannevillette. Showing the North of Madagascar and the islands Seychelles, Mauritius, La Réunion, Diego Garcia, Salomon Islands, up to the...

    Carte réduite de l'Archipel du Nord-Est de l'Isle Madagascar depuis la...
    10115

    Old coloured sea chart of the Seychelles. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.

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  • 1666 - Pieter Goos

    Pieter Goos:  Pas-Caart van Guinea en de Custen daer aen gelegen Van Cabo verde tot Cabo de Bona Esperanca

    Amsterdam, 1666

    Beautiful sea chart of the southwest coast of Africa by P. Goos from the famous sea atlas "De Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Weereld". Showing the coatlines of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast via...

    Pas-Caart van Guinea en de Custen daer aen gelegen Van Cabo verde tot...
    10411

    Sea chart of the southwest coast of Africa by Pieter Goos. Published in Amsterdam in 1666.

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  • 1644 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu

    Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior.

    Joan Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1644-55

    Engraved antique map of South Africa by Joan Blaeu. The beautiful cartouche shows tribal warriors with spears and bows, including turtles and monkeys. With sailing ships and various wild animals of...

    Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior.
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    Coloured map of South Africa. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu in 1644.

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

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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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  • 1775 - Jean Baptiste Mannevillette

    Jean Baptiste Mannevillette:  Carte de la Côte orientale d'Afrique, depuis l'Isle de Patte jusque à Mocambique avec les Isles...

    Paris, 1775

    Large original coloured sea chart of the Indian Ocean by Mannevillette. Showing the Northwest of Madagascar and the coastline of East Africa from Mozambique, Tanzania up to Kenya. Also the Comoros,...

    Carte de la Côte orientale d'Afrique, depuis l'Isle de Patte jusque à...
    10116

    Old coloured sea chart of Mozambique, Madagascar, East Africa, Sea Chart. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.

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  • 1747 - Emanuel Bowen

    Emanuel Bowen:  A New and Accurate Map of Africa.

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of Africa showing the complete continent. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Decorated with a compass rose and a nice title cartouche with african animals.

    A New and Accurate Map of Africa.
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    Antique map of Africa. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

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  • 1747 - Emanuel Bowen

    Emanuel Bowen:  A New & Accurate Map of the Southern Parts of Africa ...

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Bowen's map of South Africa with Madagascar. From 'A Complete System of Geography' . Decorated with a compass rose and a nice title cartouche with lions and African landscape. With very much...

    A New & Accurate Map of the Southern Parts of Africa ...
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    Antique map of South Africa. Printed in London by E. Bowen in 1747.

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  • 1635 - Johannes Janssonius

    Johannes Janssonius:  Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperium

    circa 1635

    Very attractive map of Central and East Africa. In cartoucheas the area is mentioned as Empire of Prester John, the legendary Christian King that was traditionally located in eastern Africa....

    Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri...
    10003

    Coloured map of Ethiopia. Printed circa 1635.

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  • 1775 - Jean Baptiste Mannevillette

    Jean Baptiste Mannevillette:  Carte de la Côte d'Afrique depuis le Cap Blanc jusqu'à la Rivière de Gambie

    Paris, 1775

    Large original coloured sea chart of West Africa by Mannevillette. Showing the coast between Gambia (Banjul), Senegal (Dakar) up to Mauritania. From the second revised and enlarged edition of Le...

    Carte de la Côte d'Afrique depuis le Cap Blanc jusqu'à la Rivière de Gambie
    10114

    Old coloured sea chart of Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, Africa, Sea Chart. Printed in Paris in the year 1775.

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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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  • 1595 - Abraham Ortelius

    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...
    10854

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

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