Africa

  • 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
    1603 - Abraham Ortelius
    10656

    Coloured map of the African continent. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1603.

  • 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
    1603 - Abraham Ortelius
    11900

    Coloured map of Priest Joan, Ethiopia, Central Africa. Printed in Antwerp by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1603.

  • Abraham Goos:  Africae descriptio

    Amsterdam, circa 1630

    Attractive small scale coloured map of Africa, engraved by Abraham Goos for Mercator / Hondius. French letterpress on back.

    Africae descriptio
    1630 - Abraham Goos
    10126

    Coloured map of Africa. Printed in Amsterdam circa 1630.

  • 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
    1633 - Jodocus Hondius
    10075

    Coloured map of the African continent. Printed circa 1633.

  • 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...
    1635 - Johannes Janssonius
    10003

    Coloured map of Ethiopia. Printed circa 1635.

  • Daniel Meissner:  Quiloa in Africa

    Fürst, Nuremberg, 1638

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

    Quiloa in Africa
    1638 - Daniel Meissner
    10603

    Antique town view of Kilwa Kisiwani / Quiloa, Tanzania. Printed in Nuremberg by Fürst in 1638.

  • 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
    1638 - Gerard Mercator
    10863

    Coloured map of Priest Joan, Congo, Central Africa. Printed in Amsterdam in the year 1638.

  • 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
    1640 - Giovanni Botero
    10316

    Antique map of Africa. Printed in Venice by Giunti circa 1640.

  • 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
    1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    10864

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

  • 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:...
    1640 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    11061

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

  • 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
    1642 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    12045

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

  • 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.
    1644 - Willem Janszoon Blaeu
    11776

    Coloured map of South Africa. Printed in Amsterdam by Joan Blaeu in 1644.

  • 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
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10595

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Eroberung der Statt Loando de Sanct Paolo in Angola in Affrica Gelegen.

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, 1646

    Attractive maritime engraving of the sea battle in the harbour of Luanda in Angola from Matthäus Merian with many well engraved ships. From J. Gottfried's "Neuwe Archontologia Cosmica".

    Eroberung der Statt Loando de Sanct Paolo in Angola in Affrica Gelegen.
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10596

    Antique town view of Sao Paulo de Luanda, Angola. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian in 1646.

  • 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
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10597

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

  • 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...
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10598

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

  • 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
    1646 - Matthäus Merian
    10612

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

  • Matthäus Merian:  Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa

    M. Merian, Frankfurt, circa 1650

    Nice engraved map of South Africa from M. Merian based on the Blaeu map. With a beautiful cartouch with turtles and monkeys. With several ships and animals.

    Aethiopia Inferior vel Exterior Monomotapa
    1650 - Matthäus Merian
    10592

    Antique map of South Africa. Printed in Frankfurt by M. Merian circa 1650.

  • Johannes Janssonius:  Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides sive Gorgades: Belgice De Zoute Eylanden.

    Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam, 1650

    Rare and decorative, old coloured sea chart of the Cape Verde Islands by J. Janssonius. Showing Cape Verde (Cabo Verde) with the islands Santo Antão, São Vicente, Santa Luzia, São Nicolau, Sal, Boa...

    Insulae de Cabo Verde Olim Hesperides sive Gorgades: Belgice De Zoute...
    1650 - Johannes Janssonius
    11916

    Old coloured sea chart of Cabo Verde, Cape Verde Islands. Printed in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius in 1650.

  • Johannes Janssonius:  Guinea

    circa 1660

    Very attractive map of Guinea and Benin. Various animals and ships are shown. Dutch text on verso.

    Guinea
    1660 - Johannes Janssonius
    10009

    Old coloured map of Benin, Guinea. Printed circa 1660.

  • Hendrick Doncker:  De Cust van Barbaria, Gualata, Arguyn en Geneheo van Capo S. Vincent tot Capo Verde

    Hendrick Doncker, Amsterdam, circa 1660

    Detailed sea chart of the Iberian Peninsula and the northwest coast of Africa. Shows the coastline with the Canary Islands, Madeira and Cape Verde Islands. Beautified with a decorative cartouche...

    De Cust van Barbaria, Gualata, Arguyn en Geneheo van Capo S. Vincent tot...
    1660 - Hendrick Doncker
    11299

    Coloured sea chart of the Canary Island, Atlantic, North Africa. Printed in Amsterdam by Hendrick Doncker circa 1660.

  • 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...
    1666 - Pieter Goos
    10411

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

  • 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...
    1677 - John Seller
    11907

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

  • Alain Manesson Mallet:  Afrique Moderne, Newes Africa

    1686

    Small scale engraved map of Africa from Alain Manesson Mallet. From "Description de l'univers" Vol. 3.

    Afrique Moderne, Newes Africa
    1686 - Alain Manesson Mallet
    10127

    Antique map of Africa. Printed in the year 1686.

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