Antique Maps of Africa
This is a selection of African maps that we have. If you are looking for a special map, please let us know. Margins are wider and complete unless otherwise noted. All prints have normal age toning depending on type of paper and age.
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"Carte von der Suedlichen Spitze von Africa bis zu dem Wendekreise des Steinbocks"
Map of the southernmost part of Africa, to the Tropic of Capricorn.
Hand-colored copper etching after the map drawings of Francois Levaillant (1753-1824) and D. Sparmann.
Publisher: Schneider and Weigel
Nuremberg, dated 1797
Map shows quite detailed South African coastline and back country along the coastline from Tropic of Capricorn (West of Africa) to Tropic of Capricorn (East of Africa)
There is an inset map of the area of the Cape of Good Hope reaching from Bay St. Helena to Struys Bay
and an inset view of Cape Town within the inset map. The title cartouche in German is decorated with a unicorn and a giraffe.
Clean map in very good
condition with some repairs that are only visible on reverse
54 x 56,5 cm (ca. 21.3 x 22.2")
Inset: 22 x 30 cm (ca. 8.7 x 11.8")
$ 1400.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page)
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP252959
Map of South Africa with several details as insets as described below.
Map shows Africa from just north of the equator southward. Madagascar.
With ethnological details
Cape province and surrounding.
Seychelles islands and other island groups in the Indian Ocean.
Isles Mascaeignes (Ile de Bourbon, Ile de France)
Iles Amsterdam and St. Paul
Ile du Prince Edward Ile de la Caverne
Tristan de Acuna - Diego Alvarez
No authorship given. But assumptions can be made as follows:
Type of print: Copper etching
Color: Original outline hand-coloring
Author: Most likely -Adrien-Hubert Brué (1786-1832)
Publisher: Charles Piquet
When: Dated 1826, but revued and published 1834
Collector's dry stamp (embossed seal) dated 1835
Measurements: 36 x 51,5 cm (ca. 14.2 x 20.3")
Condition: Light general age
toning. Some mirror color effects. Wide margins.
Near Very good.
Order Nr. AFRICA238288
"Partie Occidentale D'Afrique ou se trouve les isles Canaries, et du Cap Verd dans la Mer Atlantique des Etats du Roy de Maroc, des Royaumes d'Alger et de Tunis le Biledulgerid, et le Saara, en Barbarie, La Nigrite, et la Guinee. Copper engraving by Nicolas de Fer, ca 1700.
Detailed map of the west coast of Africa with many topograpical details. The Cape Verde and Canary Islands are included on this map that has many of the early names orf towns and regions.
Map has overall light age toning. Light browning on margin edges and very minimal spotting in margins.
22 x 32 cm ( 8.6 x 12.5 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1629
"Physikalische Karte Von ''Afrika" Wood engraving printed in color ca 1885.
Physical map of Africa with emphasis on topography.
Map has vertical centerfold. Margin edges are a bit frayed. Tiny repaired tears on margin edges.
21.5 x 27.5 cm ( 8.4 x 10.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1654
Type of print: Copper etching. Author: Giovanni Lorenzo d'Anania
Published in: „L'Universale Fabrivca del Mondo"
Where and when published: Venice, 1600 second state with pagination Fac. 193
Condition: Centerfold has been repaired in upper half of map.
Lower margin has been added including some of the longitude figures, which have been partially or complete added by ink. Letter „G" has been added in both lower square corners. Map has vertical centerfold. Minor signs of age and use.
Measurements including title and graduation: 18 x 24.2 cm (ca. 7 x 9.6")
Order Nr. AFRICAMASP238446
„Carte Reduite des Costes Occidentales d'Afrique Premiere Feuille contenent Les Costes de Barbarie depuisnle Detroit de Gibraltar jusqu'au Cap Bojador et les Isles Canaries..."
Very attractive land and sea chart showing the Canaries and Madera in their exact location related to the African and European continents. Map of Gibraltar, Morocco, Canry Islands, Madera
Type of print: Copper etching
Color: Very fine original hand-coloring
Publisher: Depot General de la Marine
When: Dated 1753
Measures: 54,7 x 86,7 cm (ca. 21.5 x 37.1")
Order Nr. ATLANTICMAP238262SOLD
"Entwurf zur Karte eines
Teiles von Ost- und Zentral-Afrika, mit Angabe der
Wood engraving made after an
earlier map. Published ca 1900.
20.5 x 30.5 cm ( 8 x 12 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP251709
Detailed wood engraving map of Africa published ca 1890. On the reverse side are images of Africa as well as text.
the map has a small inset of the state of Pennsylvania to make a size comparison with
the gigantic size of Africa. Finished railroad lines are shown in red as well a projected rail lines.
Rives and other topographical elements are shown. Very narrow left margin.
27 x 22 cm ( 10.8 x 8.6 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA250775
"Africa Iuxta Navigationes
et Observationes recentissimas aucta correcta et in sua
Copper etching. Original hand coloring. Published by Matthaeus Seutter.
Augsburg, ca. 1740
Very attractive map of Africa. In the cartouche a crocodile
A few traces of age and use in margins.
49,3 x 57 cm (ca. 19.4 x 22.4")
$ 980.00 ( See discount at top of page )
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP252708
"Africa iuxta navigationes et Observationes Recentissimas Aucta Correcta et in sua Regna et Status Divisa, in Lucem Edita". Copper etching in original coloring. By Matthaeus Seutter. Augsburg, ca 1740.
This map of the whole African continent has a decorative cartouche with natives, pyramids, animals typical of Africa and on top of the cartouche, a winged dragon. Peripherically: the European neighbors, most of Arabia, Madagascar, the Cape Verde Islands and the Canary Islands.
Some spots and creasing in margins. Light
creaing above the cartouche. Crease in lower right over
49.5 x 57 cm ( 19.5 x 22.4 ")
$ 880.00 ( See discount at the top of page)
"Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereograpficae....."
Fine copper engraving map with very exquisite original hand coloring.
The map is by Johann Matthias Hasius at Homann Heirs in Nuremberg ca 1740.
The cartouche is a real eye catcher showing splendid images of African peoples, animals and explorers.
The margins show some signs of
age and use. A few creases in the map image.
Even with some flaws, this is a splendid map.
Map image: 47 x 56 cm ( 18.5 x 22")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP252784
"Carte du pays des Bechuanas ( Afrique australe )"
Wood engraving map ca 1870. Reverse side is printed.
11.5 x 14 cm ( 45 x 5.5 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP249779
Copper engraving map by Barton ( ? ) ca 1805. Rare!
Published by Long in London. Attractive hand coloring.
Two hardly visible vertical folds to fit original book size. One small spot in green image.
Image 11 x 15 cm ( 4.3 x 5.9
Order Nr. AFRICA252125
"Totus Littorales Guineae a Promontorio Verde usque ad Sinum Catenbelae".
Copper etching by L. Renard. Published by Frederick De Wit (1610 - 1698). Published 1675.
Map shows in terms of nowaday's political facts - from left along the Atlantic coast: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and a bit of the coastline of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to the Cape de Lopo Goncalves. Inland: Parts of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger. Lower left corner has inset: Ile of St. Thomae. On the main map: St. Thomae and Principe. Except for Sierra Leone all other parts shown on this map have been politically renamed.
Absolutely superb condition. Flawless. Excellent original hand coloring.
48.5 x 56.5 cm (19 x 22.2")
Order Nr. AFRICA235603
"Physical and Political Map of Africa"
Type of print: lithograph, printed in color
Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Published: New York, dated 1875
Interesting map showing Africa as it was politically decided in 1875
Two inserts: Map of the Suez Canal shortly after its opening in November 1869
And: "Mascarene Islands": Mauritius, Reunion Rodriguez
Condition: Very Good
27 x 21 cm (ca. 10.6 x 8.3")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP238845
"Südliches Afrika" South Africa
Republic of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, Zambia Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania. Madagascar, Mascarene Archipelago, Seychelle Islands.
These would be the countries as they are bordered nowadays. Map naturally shows the borders of 1872.
Toned lithograph with original borderline hand-coloring.
Published in Sohr-Berghaus-Atlas.
Printed by C. Flemming. Glogau, Germany, 1872
Wide margins. Only minimal traces of age and use.
29,5 x 40,5 cm (ca. 11.6 x 15.9")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP240480
"Descrittione dell'Africa e quella dell'Isole che a lei saspettano" (Africa and islands)
Copper etching after Abraham Ortelius. Published in „Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"
Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli. Venice, 1598
First edition in Italian of Ptolemy prepared by Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)
Map shows the entire African continent and the South Atlantic with its islands to the coast of Brazil. Also shown is Arabia (the entire peninsula). Shown are also the main islands in the Indian Ocean closer to Africa.
A very attractived early map of Africa with astonishing correctness.
Light general age toning. Very few minor traces of age and use. Reverse side has text print.
Sheet size ca. 28 x 18 cm (11 x 7.1")
Map size: 12.5 x 17.5 cm (4.9 x 6.9")
Order Nr. AFRICA235810
"Guineae Nova Descriptio" Copper etching from the H. Hondius/ Mercator atlas. Original hand coloring. Reverse side has Latin text. Amsterdam, 1606
Map shows in terms of nowaday's political facts - from left along the Atlantic coast: Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria and a bit of the coastline of Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon to the Cape de Lopo Goncalves. Inland: Parts of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger. Lower left corner has inset: Ile of St. Thomae. On the main map: St. Thomae and Principe. Except for Sierra Leone all other parts shown on this map have been politically renamed. Just abovethe Renassance cratouche the equator is crossing the map.
Very attractive early map. Lower margin has been added. Some oxidation breaks have been repaired.
34.5 x 48.8 cm (13.5 x 19.2")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP234938
"Carte du premier periode du Monde depuis Adam jusque' a Moise ou l'on voit la Chronologie & la genealogie des premeirs patriarches avec des remarques pour conduire a l' intelligence de l' Histoire sacree."
Copper engraving published by Henri Abraham Chatelain ( 1684-1743 ). The map was published ca 1730.. Original hand coloring.
This interesting map shows what we call the Eastern Hemphere as it was in ancient times, On bothe sides of the map are listed key Biblical personalties with information ( in French). The map goes back to 4004 B.C. when according to the Old Testament God created man. The decorative geneological chronology around the map has the names of the Biblical persons.
Map has overall pleasant age toning. Light browning along verical centerfold.
37.5 x 46.5 cm ( 14.7 x 18.3 ")
Order Nr. WORLDMAP240773
Type of print: Lithograph
Color: Original hand coloring
Publisher: George W. Colton
Published in: "Colton's Atlas of the World illustrating physical and political geography"
Published: New York, 1856
Overall pleasant light age toning.
Map size with border: 39.5 x 32 cm ( 15.5 x 12.5 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA239560
"Africa SC" Copper engraving ca 1720. Original hand coloring.
Map shows the various regions known at the time. The names are Latin or Latinized forms. The Cape Verde Islands are called the "Hesperides".
Map has very minor spotting in map image. In the margins are scattered spots and smudging.
15 x 12 cm ( 5.9 x 4.7 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1628SOLD
"Quellen und Verbindungen der afrikanischen Stromlaeufe"
Wood engraving of an old map published ca 1900. Reverse side is printed.
11 x 10 cm ( 4.3 x 3.9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP249636
"Afrique Divisee en sus principaux Etats"
Copper engraving by F.
Delamarche dated 1829. The map was later published in his
Map shows all of Africa and the
islands surrounding the continent. The colored lines divide
Africa into the various
Map has vertical centerfold.
Small repair in upper margin on centerfold.
Map image: 27 x 31 cm ( 10.6 x 12.2 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP242283
"Carte De La Coste Orientale D'Afrique........." Copper etching by Bellin, dated 1740. Modern hand coloring.
Map shows part of the northeastern coast of Africa from the Island of Dahlak in the Red Sea and extending south to the area of the Comoro islands.
Map has folds to fit book size. A few very light spots in margins. Otherwise condition is Almost Very Good.
24.7 x 18.5 cm ( 9.7 x 7.2 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1615
"Senegambien (West Africa) 1850:" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.
Map shows Western Africa as it was in 1850. The coast reaches from Cape Barbas and Cape Blanco in the north as far south as Sette with the Island of St. Thomas and Rota off the coast.
On the right side is Lake Chad with its surrounding salt lakes. In the lower right are the headwater swamps of the Zaire River.
Map hasvertical centerfold. A few minor spots in margins.
18.5 x 25 cm ( 7.2 x 9.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1622 SOLD
Steel engraving from Meyer's
Konversations-Lexikon, 1876. Light green outline
This map shows South Africa in detail with even the smallest rivers.
20 x 26 cm (7.8 x 10.2 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1597
"Karte von der Westlichen Küste von Africa"
Portolan map of West Africa, reaching from Guinea-Bissau across the equator as far as south of Louanda, Angola-
Very handsomely and orderly hand colored including the decorative tile cartouche.
Published by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin 81703-1772)
Left margin has been added. Superb hand coloring.
19,4 x 24,4 cm x (ca. 7.6 x 9.6")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP249451
"Politische Uebersichtskarte von Afrika"
Wood engraving printed in color 1894 Vertical centerfold.
21.5 x 27.5 cm ( 8.4 x 10.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP246735
"Fessae et Marocchi Regna". Copper etching by J. Hondius, ca 1610. Fine modern hand coloring.
Very decorative map showing northwest Africa. Notice the Canary Islands in the lower left and Madeira to the north. In the upper left is an inset of Peñon de Velez. Historical sailing vessels are sailing the Atlantic.On the backside is text in French describing the area shown on map.
Map has wide margins with some light smudging on edges. Small repaired tear on bottom margin edge. Very tiny piece of lower right margin corner is missing. Fine creases on lower part of centerfold. General condition is otherwise Almost Very Goof for a map this old.
35.2 x 48 cm (13.8 x 18.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1619
"Mittel & Nord-Afrika, west. Theil" ( Western part of Central- and North-Africa )
Steel engraving with original borderline hand-coloring.
An interesting side feature on this map are the profiles of expeditions.
On left side: Profile of expedition routes through the Sahara of Richardson, Barth and Overweg.
At bottom of map: Profile of E. Vogel's journey 1853 from Tripoli to Lake Chad.
Map reaches from the Azore Island, the Canarian Islands, the Cape Verde Islands across North-West Africa to the longitude of about 40°
The colors explain colonial possessions of Portugal, Spain, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands and of the Republic of Libya. There are also colored lines of Gerhard Rohl'fs journey (1866/67) and Gustav Nachtigal's journey (1869-73)
Very nice condition
32 x 38 cm (ca. 12.6 x 15")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP249059
" Das Capland Nebst Den Sued-Afrikanischen Freistaaten Und Dem Gebiet Der Hottentotten & Kaffern"
Steel engraving by Poppey and
Jungmann after H. Habenicht for Stieler. Dated 1870.
In the lower left is a detailed inset of Cape Town and the surrounding area. The various colors represent the European colonies. The names f the various African tribal regions are given on the map.
Map is in good condition. Vertical centerfold.
33.5 x 40.5 cm ( 13.1 x 15.9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP237421
"Carta Del Corso del Fiume della Gambra o Gambia Da Eropina sino a Barrakonda"
River map of a part of the Gambia river.
Hand-colored copper etching by Captain (Giovanni) John Leach
Map shows section of Gambia river from Barrakunda to Eropina in the State of Gambia.
Nice hand coloring. Practically no traces of age and/or use. This is the Italian edition of an originally British atlas. The Italian edition was published in a small book. The map therefore has several vertical and horizontal folds to fit book size.
19,8 x 31,7 cm (ca. 7.9 x 12.5")
Order Nr. AFRICA247269
"Carte d'une partie de L'Afrique Occidentale dressee sous la direction De Mr. L'Admiral Fleuriot Langle"
Wood engraving by Erhard after Bauer in 1872. Published 1877.
Map shows the routes taken by Fleuriot de Langle on his expeditions in eastern Africa.
Reverse side is printed with a partial article of Fleuriot de Langle.
24 x 16 cm ( 9.4 x 6.2 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA242307
"Afrique en 1809"
Copper engraving from a French souche ca 1810. Original hand coloring.
Show the various divisions and
names of the ethnographic peoples of the time.
Map has a vertical centerfold to fit original book size. Very minor signs of age and use.
15.3 x 15.3 cm ( 6 x 6 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA242113 SOLD
" Le Nil au sud de Gondokoro d'apres Baker et Speke"
Steel engraving by Erhard 1867. On the reverse side is an image of an Obbo woman.
24 x 15.7 cm 9.4 x 6.1 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP241545
In inset cartouche: "Beschreibung des Landes Mauretanien" (Deskription of Mauritania)
Type print: Woodcut
Published in: "Roemische Historien" (Roman Histories)
Author: Polybius (ca. 200 BC - ca. 118 BC)
Translated by: Wilhelm Xylander (1532-1576) His name latinized from: Holtzman)
Published by: Sebastian Henricpetri (1546-1627)
Published in: Basel, 1574
Size of print: 25,5 x 28 / 33 cm (ca. 10 x 11 / 11.8") Trapezoid like most Ptolomean maps
Page size: 31 x 38,8 cm (ca. 12.2 x 15.3")
Reverse side has text print as described in German. Beautiful type setting!
Condition: Very good.
Rarity: Extremely rare!
Order Nr. AFRICA239952
Map has little to do with the modern "Islamic Republic of Mauretania". It actually shows only the very northern part of this state. The title refers to ancient historic understanding of the "Maghreb" It really shows, by modern geography, Morocco, Algeria, Tunesia and the westernmost part of Libya. In outlines we see southern and eastern Spain up to the Balearics. Interesting in the extreme west off the Atlantic coast the map shows "Erythia" (Erytheia) one suspected island of the Canary Island group. Erytheia was the island where, according to Greek mythology, Hercules had the task to fetch the Golden Apples, which were supposed to be held hidden in the Hesperides' garden in the most western part of the then known world. Erytheia was one of the Hesperides.
The "Roman Histories" by Polybius were among the most important writings about Hellenistic history and the upcoming importance of the Roman Empire. Xylander, an all-round intellectual scholar, translated the book from the original Greek rather than reproducing the existing Latin translation. The entire work comprised originally 40 volumes, of which most are lost. The ones preserved contain maps of the Mediteranian countries: Greece, Macedonia, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Mauretania, Italy and a few others. Polybius used the maps of Ptolomy.
"Africae Tabula Nova edita Antwerpiae 1570" Copper etching from "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Very fine original hand coloring. Text on reverse side: Latin. Original hand coloring.
One of the first maps of all of Africa with great detail for such an early age. In the lower left isthe northeast coast of Brazil.
General age toning. Margins have some traces of age and use. Some small areals of thin paper along centerfold (only seen when held agains light) In general very nice condition of this very beautiful map of Africa.
37.2 x 50.4 cm (14.6 x 19.8")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1667
"Afrika gezeichnet von F. von Stuelpnagel"
Steel engraving after F. von Sturlpnagel for Stieler dated 1871. Original hand outline colorin.
In the lower left is a detailed inset of part of Algeria. In the lower right is a color chart identifying the colonial parts of Africa under European rule at the time. to the left of this little chart is an altitude chart of African mountains - also of the Pik von Teneriffa. In the upper left is a small piece of Canada.
Tiny repaired tear on lower margin edge on the centerfold. Very minor signs of age and use in margins.
31 x 35.5 cm ( 12.2 x 13.9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP237265
"Deutsch - Ostafrika Oestliche Haelfte"
Steel engraving from the Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig, 1892. Printed in color. Interesting map showing part of east Africa that was a German colony. Shown on the map are military and mission stations. Also shown are the custom´s stations. Interesting African names of this time when the villages were named after the chief.
Very light toning in margins. Horizontal centerfold.
26.5 x 20.8 cm ( 10.4 x 8.1 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP237264
Wood engraving printed in color
1894. Vertical centerfold.
21.5 x 27.5 cm ( 8.4 x 10.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP246733
"Le Cours du Congo"
Wood engravings made after old
maps from 1500 + and from Stanley published 1878.
14.5 x 12.5 cm ( 5.7 x 4.9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA249685
"Africa" Wood engraving ca 1900.
Map shows the Colonia divisions of Africa at the time. In the lower left is a color key of the nations with colonies in Africa that corresponds to the colors on the map.
27 x 22 cm ( 10.6 x 8.6 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1668
"Carte De La Coste Occidentale D'Afrique Depuis le Cap Blanc Jusqu'a Tanit. Kaart van de Westkust van Afrika, van Kaap Blanco Tot aan Tanit" Copper engraving after J.B. Schley for Bellin, ca 1760.
Map shows the area around the Bay of Arguim on the West Coast of Africa from Cape Blanco in the north to Tanit in the south. This is the region of Senegal.
Map has a few light scattered spots, mostly in margins.
23 x 14.8 cm ( 9 x 5.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1655
Sued-Afrika & Madagascar
Steel engraving by Stier, Terrain and Jungmann after Habenicht for Stieler. Dated 1871. Original outline coloring.
The inset in the lower left shows Table Bay and False Bay. The various color outlines show the boundaries os the european colonies at the time.
Map has a repair on lower centerfold. Otherwise Good condition.
33.2 x 40 cm ( 13 x 15.7 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA235814 SOLD
"Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres" Copper etching by Jean Covens and Corneille Mortier. Amsterdam, ca. 1700/10. Bright original hand coloring.
Map shows in great detail (of the time) Africa from the equator to the Cape of Good Hope. It also shows in detail the Island of Madagascar and the various island groups in the Indian Ocean, including Reunion and Maurice.
Except for the right side, which obviously was in poor shape and has restored tears and creases as well as an added margin, and a vertical crease running down the middle of the image, except for all of that the actual image has a strong, clear impression and is interesting on account of the shown detail with borderlines of long gone kingdoms and the information about various tribes and their areas. Just to name a few: Kingdxom of Mataman, Kingdom of Quiteve, Kingdom of Sabia, Kingdom of Mongale, Kingdom of Nimeamaie or Mono-Emugi, Kingdom of Matamba, Kingdom of Angola, Kingdom of Abutua, Kingdom of Benguela, Kingdom of Macoco or Anzico And tribes: Caffers, Jagas Anthropopha, Zanguebar, Namaguas, Hottentots, Maracates, Bokkemeale and several others. This map gives ample information about ethnic kinships Southern Africa, south of the equator.
50 x 60 cm (19.7 x 23.6")
$ 550.00 (in spite of the less than good condition)
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP234610
"Mittel - und Nord-Africa. Westl. Theil"
Steel engraving by F. von Stuelpnagel. Published 1871 by Stieler. Original outline hand coloring.
Detailed map with outline coloring showing the colonial possesions of various European countries at the time. On the far left are the Cape Verde Islands. At the bottom of the map is a diagram showing the mountain heights from Tripoli to the Tschad Lake from an exploration trip by E. Vogel in 1853. In the upper left is a height profil of the Sahara from Tripoli to Bagzen by the exploration trip of Richardson, Barth and Overweg.
Map is in good condition. Vertical centerfold.
32 x 38 cm ( 12.5 x 14.9 ")
Order Nr. NORTHAFRICA237979
Relief map of Africa.
Map shows the lakes, rivers and mountains of Africa.
Wood engraving ca 1895. Reverse side is printed.
24.7 x 20.5 cm ( 9.7 x 8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP235067
Regna Congo et Angola
Copper etching from the atlas by Heredes Joannis Janssonii. Amsterdam, ca. 1660. Original hand coloring.
East-oriented map from Gabon (equator) to about 16° southern latitude. Rio Congo, Rio Coanza and all the smaller rivers between the two are quite defined.
Very nice original hand coloring with some mirror effect of oxidation on the opposite side of the centerfold. Pleasant general age toning. Margins show some traces of age and use.
41 x 50 cm (16.1 x 19.7")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1670 SOLD
"Sued-Africa" South Africa Anonymous German steel enraving. Published by C. Flemming. Glogau, ca. 1860.Some original outline hand coloring.
Map shows the Republic of South Africa from 24° southern latitude to the Cape of Good Hope.. Two insets: Enlargement of the area around Cape Town and City plan of Cape Town..
31 x 38.5 cm (12.2 x 15.2")
"Guineae nova descriptio." Copper etching by Jodocus Hondius in original hand coloring. Amsterdam, 1607.
This attractive map includes the area around the Gulf of Guinea. In the north is the Niger river and in the south is Cape Lopez. At the bottom of the map are three Renaissance cartouches with gilded highlights. The left cartouche has an inset with the island of St. Thomas. In the middle is the title cartouche and to the left is the mileage legend. Two decorative sailing vessels are in the gulf. Verso: Text in Latin.
Map has overall light age toning and some minor spotting in margins. Both the right and left margin edges have a small area that has been replaced. In the lower part of map to the left of the centerfol is a repaired tear that is hardly visible. In the lower margin is a small repaired tear to the right of centerfold and a small area on title cartouche along centerfold has been retouched with color. The map makes a good appearance, but because of the repaires it must be classified as Good.
34.6 x 49.2 cm ( 13.6 x 19.4 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1588
„Archipelagus Atlanticus cum suis Insulis Canariis Hesperidibus et Azoribus". Copper etching from the atlas by Heinrich Scherer. Munich, 1701.
This rare map shows West Africa, but focuses clearly on the three island groups of the Azores, the Canaries and the Cape Verde Islands, each of which finds itself represented by a respective native with a bird. I.e.: A hawk, a canary and a flamingo. Tenerfiffa and Grand Canaria are especially featured in an inset map in the lower left corner. Some sail ships, a few sea monsters and a nice title cartouch give this map an interesting appealing appearance.
There isn't much to say about this map conditionwise, except that it is very clean with wide margins.
23.3 x 34.7 cm (9.2 x 13.7")
Order Nr, AFRICAMAP1631 SOLD
"Uebersichtskarte der europäischen Kolonien in Africa". Wood engraving dated 1891.
Maps shows the various European colonies in Africa. In the lower left is information about the various colonies. In the lower left part of the map image is an inset showing the size of Germany at the time to compare with Africa.
Page has overall age toning. Backside is printed.
Page size: 30.5 x 22.5 cm ( 12 x 8.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1613
Physical and Political Map of Africa
In the lower right is an inset with the Mascarene Islands ( Mauritiu, Reunion, Rodriguez) and in the upper right is an inset showing the area around the Suez Canal.
Wood engraving printed in color ca 1875. Reverse side is printed.
27 x 21 cm ( 10.6 x 8.2 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1666
"Africa entworfen und gezeichnet vom Major Radefeld 1856" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1860. Original outline coloring.
Interesting map of Africa showing the European colonies of the time in various outline colors. In the upper right is an inset showing the Pic of Teide and the plant regions of Teneriffa.
Map is in good condition.
18.8 x 25.3 cm ( 7.2 x 9.1 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP235802
"Afrika". Wood engraving from the Otto Spamer Verlag in Leipzig ca 1875. Printed in color.
Nice topographical map of Africa using various colors to represent the various landscapes.
24.5 x 20 cm ( 9.6 x 7.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1663
"Carta Del Corso del Fiume della Gambra o Gambia da Eropina sino a Barrakonda Del Cap. Giovanni Leach nel 1732". Copper engraving from an Italian source by Giovanni Leach, 1732.
Map shows the part of the Gambia River traveled by Moore reaching from Europina to Barrakunda. Many small settlements are shown.
Map has folds to fit book size. Lower part of right margin has been added. Clean map with strong imprint.
19.8 x 31.5 cm ( 7.7 x 12.4 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1655
"Carte Des Possessiones Portugaises En Afrique Orientale. - Les parties teintéss représentent les territoires en Litige." Wood engraving from "Le Monde Illustré" , ca 1890.
Map shows the east coast of Africa from the Lurio river in the north south to the Maputo river. In the lower left is Pretoria and Potchefstroom. In the lower right is an inset showing the area of the map in relation to all of Africa.
Map has text and small images on backside. General condition is otherwise Very Good.
19.5 x 19.8 cm ( 7.6 x 7.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1606
"L'Afrique. Dressé Sur les Relations et nouvelles decouvertes de differens Voyageurs." Copper etching by G. Danet. Published in Paris, 1750. Modern hand coloring.
This map has many very decorative features. In the upper left is a fine title cartouche with name of the cartograph, Danet and the date, 1750. Notice the ornamental border around the map image. The border is composed of a sea shell decor with coats-of-arms of the various countries (including Europe) in between. In the upper right is part of India and northeastern Brazil is in the lower left corner.
Some light creasing in the margins. In the lower margin is a repaired tear (hardly noticeable) in the center that reaches 8,5 cm into the map image. There are two tiny repaired places on map image. The map was laid down earlier on a heavy backing. There are some minimal rests still visible. The general condition is Almost Very Good.
48.6 x 71.4 cm ( 19.1 x 28.1 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1587
"Africa Nuova Tavola". Copper etching from: "Geographia" by Claudio Ptolemy. Originally edited and published by Willibald Pirckheimer. This edition, which comprises all 64 maps of the "B" edition, including the "New World", was published by Josephus Meletius 1562 in Venice.
The southern part of Africa is the theme of this early map. The northwestern part shows the Gulf of Guinea with the islands of St. Thomas and Annabón. The large rivers system flowing to the north is the Nile. In the northeast is the Gulf of Aden and in the Indian Ocean Madagascar and smaller islands. The map is simply fascinating for its early detail of this area, even though not always accurate. Verso: Text in Italian.
Although the map has a weak impression it is in Almost Very Good condition. There is overall toning with light browning along the centerfold and a small repaired worm track on centerfold.
17.6 x 24.8 cm ( 6.9 x 9.7 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1576
" Landtaffel Africe". Inset: "Beschreibung des Landts Mauritanien". Woodcut from the "Cosmographia" acording to Ptolomy by Sebastian Münster. Published in Basel 1574. The original map was drawn by Pomponius Mela, a Roman geographer born in Tingentera, Spain. In 43 A.D. he finished a geographical work first known as "De situ orbis" and later "De chorographia". After bookprinting became possible this work was widely known.
This map shows Northwest Africa from Marocco to Algeria. A decorative ship is in the Mediterranean north of Ceasarea.
Verso: Text in German. Condition is almost Very Good.
25.5 x 28 (top) 33 (bottom) cm. (10 x 11" ( 13").
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1556
" Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Espérance". Copper etching by Bellin in modern hand coloring. Ca. 1750.
This map of the Cape of Good Hope includes the southern part of South Africa. In the upper left is Baye de St. Helene ( Alexander Bay). To the right the map ends with Baye de Mussel. The various tribes are named in their regions.
The map has folds to fit book size. Image is clean and the overall condition is Very Good.
24.6 x 35 cm ( 9.7 x 13.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1569
"Il Paese degli Ottentoti ne' Contorni del Capo di Buona Speranza". Copper etching by Bellin from the Italian edition. Ca 1750. Modern hand coloring.
This map is very similar to the map above. The language is Italian. This map of the Cape of Good Hope includes the southern part of South Africa. In the upper left is Baye de St. Helene ( Alexander Bay). To the right the map ends with Baye de Mussel. The various tribes are named in their regions.
Map has folds to fit book size. A piece of left margin has been added and lower left corner has a fold in margin. Otherwise the condition is Very Good.
24 x 33.5 cm (9.4 x 13.1 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1578
Front side: Gaboon. Inset in the upper right corner shows Nengenenge and vicinity with the threes rivers: Olombo Mpolo, Nkrama and Bakave. 10.3 x 19 cm ( 4 x 7.4 ").
On the backside is the following image:
Natal colony. In the lower right is part of the Indian Ocean. In the upper left is the Orange River Free State. On the left is Basutu Land. Map shows the stations of various Protestant missionaries.
Wood engraving images ca 1865.
26.2 x 11.3 cm (10.3 x 4.4 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1658
„Grossbritannien's saemmtliche Besitzungen mit Angabe ihrer Erwerbungszeit". Great Britain with all of its possessions with indication of the year of acquisition. Anonymous steel etching. 1846. Faint borderline coloring.
Insets: North America up to 1783. India ca. 1760.
Clean. Light crease in lower left margin corner.
Page size: 37 x 43.8 cm (14.6 x 17.2").
Order Nr. BRITISHISLES1150
"Suedliches Afrika" Lithograph from the Sohr-Berghaus Hand Atlas ca 1870. Original hand outline coloring.
Fine map of southern Africa with the Sechelles, Bourbon Island and Madagascar to the right. The map extends as far north as the Victoria Lake.
Map is very clean with a little light browning on margin edges.
29.7 x 40.7 cm ( 11.6 x 16 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1661
"Carta che serve di spiegazione alla Navigazione Intorno All'Africa ed alla direzione delle pricipali correnti nell'Oceano Atlantico ai venti regulare." Copper engraving ca 1780.
Very interesting map of Africa showing navigation routes inland and of special interest; the currents in the Atlantic Ocean. At the top of the map is part of Spain and the Medterranean Sea. In the upper right if Arabia. A small part of Brazil with Rio and San Agostino is in the lower left corner.
Map is clean. Several folds to fit book size.
23 x 29.2 cm ( 9 x 11.4 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1653
"Afrika nach den neusten Endeckungen vervollstaedigt". Steel engraving from Stieler's Atlas ca 1860. Original hand outline color.
In the lower right is an interesting comparison of the heights of various African mountains.
There are a few scattered spots in margins.
16.9 x 20.5 cm (6.6 x 8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1651
„Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae Ascenscio nuncupatae sitae in altitudine 8 graduum ad austrum lineae aequinoctialis". The island of Ascension in the Atlantic.
Copper etching by Baptista a Deutecum for Jan Huygen van Linschoten's voyages, published by Theodor de Bry in Frankfurt between 1597 and 1633. Outstanding hand coloring. This print of the island of St. Helena was published in 1601.
Marvellous Renaissance view of this island in the Atlantic shown from three different sides. This print has rich adornment of Renaissance cartouches, flying fish, birds, windroses and six big sail ships. Very attractive print.
Map has a hardly visible vertical centerfold. Two very small tears on lower margin edge, otherwise a fine map for its age.
23.4 x 34.3 cm (9.2 x 13.5")
Order Nr. STHELENAMAP2408
"Sued-Africa". Wood engraving printed in color, ca 1880.
Map shows the various historical divisions of South Africa at the time.
Backside is printed.
11.5 x 17 cm ( 4.5 x 6.6 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1650
"West-Afrika" Wood engraving ca 1875.
At the bottom of the map are detailed insets of Luederitzland, Cameroon, and a map of Saxony to compare the size of West Africa.
Map has overall age toning. Backside is printed.
19.5 x 28.2 cm (7.6 x 11 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA MAP 1657
" Afrika" Steel engraving by J. von Baehr after Ph. Weber ca 1860.
Detailed map of Africa with a bit of Brazil and the Azores in the west and the Seychelles and Mauritius in the East.
Fine, clean map.
20.5 x 25.5 cm ( 8 x 10 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1656
" Ancien Continent Avec plusieurs Isles Oceans et Mers ". Copper etching by Vogel after Mallet. 1685. Modern hand coloring.
It is always interesting to see what is important enough to be identified at the time on these maps. In the south Atlantic St. Helena Island was already known. Further east is Madagascar, the Maldives and the Philipinnes.
A spot in lower margin which does not affect the image is the only negative aspect of this map. Condition is otherwise Very Good.
13.7 x 10 cm ( 5.4 x 3.9 ")
Order Nr. WORLD2152.
"Afrika". Copper etching, anonymous ca 1700. Modern hand coloring.
African map with its historical divisions.
The is a bit of light spotting in lower right corner and in margins. Light browning on margin edges. Condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.
16.2 x 19.9 cm ( 6.3 x 7.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1608 SOLD
"Carte Génerale de L'Afrique" Steel engraving by Lale for Hocquart in Paris, ca 1850. A bit of original hand outline coloring.
Detailed, historical map of Africa and the surrounding islands. In the upper right is Turkestan and Hindustan, and on the left is a bit of Brazil.
Map has vertical centerfold. A few scattered spots and light creases. Tiny repaired tear on upper margin edge.
27.2 x 38 cm ( 10.7 x 14.9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1627
" Carta della Costa Orientale di Africa dal Capo di Buona Esperanza Sino al Capo del Gado". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1740. Italian edition. Modern hand coloring.
This map reaches from Cape of Good Hope and the land of the Hottentots in the south to northern Mozambique. The light brown area in the very south is a bank (shoal) reaching into the sea. To the east is a bit of Madagascar and surrounding islands to be seen.
Map has folds to fit book sizeand in one spot are some almost invisible creases in the ocean. Overall condition is Almost Very Good.
23.5 x 22 cm ( 9.2 x 8.6 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1579
" Carta della Costa Orientale di Africa dal Capo di Buona Esperanza Sino al Capo del Gado". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1740. Italian edition. Modern hand coloring.
Same map as above but with different coloring. This map reaches from Cape of Good Hope and the land of the Hottentots in the south to northern Mozambique. The light brown area in the very south is a bank (shoal) reaching into the sea. To the east is a bit of Madagascar and surrounding islands to be seen.
Map has folds to fit book size. Overall condition is otherwise Almost Very Good.
23.5 x 22 cm ( 9.2 x 8.6 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1613A
"Empire du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins". Copper etching by M.De l'Isle and Bellin in modern hand coloring. Ca. 1750.
This map shows present-day Mozambique and parts of the surrounding countries. To the left of the cartouche is the line of the Tropic of Capricorn.
Water stains in lower corners not affecting image. Vertical fold from atlas. Overall condition is Almost Very Good.
20 x 26.2 cm ( 7.9 x 10.3 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1570
"Egypte, Nubie et Abissinie". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-ca 1795). Published ca 1770. Modern hand coloring.
In the upper left is the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta. The map reaches as far north as Beirut and Damascus. In the east is the Red Sea and Saudia Arabia as far south as the Golf of Aden. At the bottom of the map is the Awash river.
Light browning above centerfold on right side. Very minimal spotting in margins. Light water stain in upper left and lower left margin corners. General condition is Almost Very Good.
34.3 x 23 cm ( 13.5 x 9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1599
West Africa. " Karte von der westlichen Kueste von Africa....." Copper etching in very delicate modern coloring of the northwest African coast showing the coastline of Morocco, Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia, to Guinea Bissau and the islands of Madeira, the Canary Islands, and the Cape Verde Islands. Very attractive anonymous map with a delightful title cartouche and a compass star. Engraved on behalf of the Count of Maurepas in 1738.
Several folds to fit small book size, and right margin is typically slanted for binding fold.Condition is near Excellent.
24.5 x 19.5 cm ( 9.7 x 7.7")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1029
"Carte de la Haute et de la Basse Guinée, depuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona, jus qu'au Cap Negro." Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
The coast of this map extends from Cape Verga in Guinea to Cape Negro on the coast of Congo. To the right of the title cartouche is the island of St. Helena. The red arrows in the Atlantic show wind directions.
Map has overall light age toning. Minimal creasing along centerfold. In the lower right margin corner are light creases. General condition is Almost Very Good.
21.1 x 31.8 cm ( 8.3 x 12.5 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1595
"Coste Occidentale D'Afrique, Depuis de le Détroit de Gibraltar." Copper etching by Bellin in modern hand coloring. Dated 1738.
Starting in the upper right corner we see Gibraltar . Across the strait is Morocco. The map reaches as far south as Bissaù in Port Guinea. In the upper Atlantic is Madeira and further south the Canary Islands off the coast of West Sahara. In the lower left are the Cape Verde Islands.
Map has one vertical and one horizontal fold to fit atlas. Overall light toning. Upper left corner missing because of book fold has been replaced. Overall condition is Very Good.
24.9 x 19.9 cm ( 9.8 x 7.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1572
"Carte de la Coste Occidentale D'Afrique, Depuis le XIIe Dégré de Latitude Septentrionale Jusqu'au XIe Dégré de latitud Meridionale." Copper etching by Bellin done according to observations of Barbot, Smith, Marchaise and others. It was published by orders of the Count of Maurepas in 1739. The fine coloring is modern.
This map is the earlier French version of the previous map. The geographical features are the same except that the language is French.
Two vertical folds to fit atlas. Light overall toning. Condition of map is Very Good.
19.7 x 25 cm ( 7.8 x 9.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA MAP 1571
"Parte della Costa di Guinea dal Fiume di Sierra Leona sino al Capo das Palmas". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1746. Italian edition. Modern hand coloring.
The coasts of present-day Sierre Leone and Liberia are shown on this map. All along the coasts are depths shown. The light brown area in the northwest is "Basse di S. Anna", a shallow area off the coast. In the lower right is Cape Palmas.
Map has folds to fit book size. A piece of right margin has been added. Light browning on fold near windrose. Overall condition is Almost Very Good.
22.5 x 32.5 cm ( 8.8 x 12.8 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1580
"Continuazione della Costa di Guinea Dal Capo Palma sino al Capo della tre Punte". Copper etching by Bellin in modern coloring. Dated 1746.
This map shows the west coast of Africa from Cape Palmas to Cape Three Points. It is the coastline of the Ivory Coast and part of Ghana. Notice the decorative windrose. This is from the Italian printing of the Bellin atlas.
Minimal spotting in image, two spots in right margin: Upper margin has been added. Folds to fit atlas size. Overall condition is Almost Very Good.
19.8 x 27.8 cm ( 7.8 x 10.9 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA MAP 1574
" Carta della Costa di Angola dal Fiume Bengo sino a quello di Quanza". Copper etching by Bellin ca. 1750. Modern hand coloring.
A detailed map of the coastal area from the Congo-Angola border in the north as far south to Cuanza.
Map has overall light toning and folds to fit atlas. Condition is Very Good.
20.1 x 26.2 cm ( 7.9 x 10.3 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1575
"Carte des Royaumes de Congo, Angola et Benguela." Copper etchingt by Bellin, ca 1750. Modern hand coloring.
Map shows the west coast of Africa from Port Gentil in Gabon to Cape Negro in Angola.In the upper right is part of theold kingdom of Nim Famaya. In the lower right is part of Monomotapa.
Margins have noticeable age toning and a few small spots. Crease in upper margin reaches into image. Folds to fit book size. Light print from previous map is visible in a few places. Overallcondition is Much Better than Good.
23.7 x 31.4 cm ( 9.3 x 12.3 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1616
" Coste Occidentale D'Afrique Depuis le XI Dégré de Latitud Merionale, Jusqu'au Cap de Bonne Espérance." Copper etching by Bellin in modern hand coloring. Dated 1739.
The red horizontal line is the Tropic of Capricorn for orientation. In the north is Benguela in Angola. In the lower right corner is Cape Agulhas. The gray area is the bank off the southern coast. In the northwest is St. Helena Island.
The map has two vertical and two horizontal folds to fit atlas size. Folds are almost invisible. Map has overall light toning and a light stain in lower right corner that does not affect image. Minimal light spotting. General condition is Very good.
24.6 x 26.4 cm ( 9.7 x 10.4 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP1573
Ile. Bourbon ( La Reunion )
Copper etching from "Descrption
de L'Univers" by Allain Mallet.
14 x 9.7 cm ( 5.5 x 3.8 ")
"Karte von Africa nach dem Stande der Forschung am Anfang und Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts"
Wood engraving ca 1880. Text on reverse side.
11.5 x 21.5 cm ( 4.5 x 8.4 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP251708
"Costa Occidentale d'Affrica dal XI Grado di Latitudine Meridionale sino al Capo di Buona Speranza". Copper etching by Bellin dated 1739. Modern hand coloring.
This is the Italian edition of the previous map. The red horizontal line is the Tropic of Capricorn for orientation. In the north is Benguela in Angola. In the lower right corner is Cape Agulhas. The gray area is the bank off the southern coast. In the northwest is St. Helena Island.
Folds to fit book size and a small spot in right margin. otherwise the condition is Very good.
24.2 x 25.8 cm ( 9.5 x 10.1)
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