Antique rare maps of Africa


1874 - Carte du Cordofan et du pays des Noubas Dressee par le R.P. Carcereri, missionre. apostolique d'apres ses voyages en 1871, 1872 et 1873.

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Scarce map of the Upper Nile and White Region, illustrating the travels of Stanislaus Carcereri in 1871-1873. Father Stanislaus Carcereri (1840-1899), along with six members of his order, played a vital role in the beginnings of missionary work...


1882 - Lower Egypt In 4 Sheets. Compiled at the Intelligence Branch War Office, from the original French Survey in 1818 by M. Jacotin, from the manuscript of Mahmud Bey and from the most recent information.

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Egypt During the Anglo-Egyptian War Detailed military reconnaissance map of the Lower Nile Delta, published by the British War Department. The map extends from Cairo in the South, to Alexandria and Port Said in the north, and includes significant...


0 - Barbariae Et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio

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Nice full color example of Ortelius' map of coastal North Africa and the Mediterranean, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. The map extends from Morocco and the Sahara to Libya and shows most of the...


1525 - Tabula. I. Aphri.

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Rare 1525 Edition. One of the earliest obtainable regional maps of Africa, focusing on Morocco and Algeria. First published in Strasbourg by Johannes Gruninger in 1522, Fries map is based upon Waldseemuller's map of 1513.


1525 - [North Africa] Tabula Moderna Aphrice

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Rare 1525 edition of Lorenz Fries's woodcut map of the central part of the North African coastline, with islands in the Mediterranean, based upon the work of Waldseemuller.


1542 - Il Vero Ritrato Dela Cita De Algeri

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Rare Early Map of the Holy Roman Empire's Siege of Algiers in 1541 The only known example of Matteo Pagano's Map of the 1541 Conquest of Tunis, engraved in Venice by the master engraver Matteo Pagano. This rare and until recently unknown woodcut map...


1548 - Mauritania Nova Tabula

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Fine example of Gastaldi's regional map of Northwest Africa, from Tangiers and Cueta to Villa Longa, the Atlas Mountains and Algeria. Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost Italian cartographer of the 16th century along with Paolo Forlani....


1548 - Marmarica Nova Tabula

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Nice example of Gastaldi's map of a portion of North Africa, centered on the Nubia Desert and showing Egypt, the Nile, etc. Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost Italian cartographer of the 16th century along with Paolo Forlani. From...


1556 - Parte Del 'Africa

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Striking Gastaldi Map of West Africa, Included in a Significant Travel Collection Finely-wrought early map of West Africa, compiled by Giacomo Gastaldi for Giovanni Battista Ramusio's Navigationi et Viaggi. This is an example of the first state,...


1560 - [Christian Conquest and Fortification of Djerba in 1560] Aviso Del Successo Del Arm'ata De Christiani che si truova in Barberia, & della presa del Gerbi diretta al. S. Comendator Cambiano dal S. Paulo de la gesia Comedator; et secretario del R.S. gran Ma

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Rare Broadside Showing the Fortifications of Djerba After the Christian Victory in 1560 Rare broadside plan of walled fortifications on Djerba, published shortly after the successful taking of the island by a multi-national Christian force in early...


1561 - Marmarica Nuova Tavola

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Fine early map of part of North Africa, centered on the Nubia Desert and showing Egypt, the Nile, etc. From Ruscell's edition of Ptolemy, Ptolemeo. La Geografia…, first published in Venice in 1561. The region of North Africa shown, was loosely...


1561 - Tabula Africae IIII

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Final edition of Ruscelli's map of the Northern part of Africa, bounded by the Mediterranean, Aethiopia Interior, the Canarie Islands, Asia Minor, Judia, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, Arabia Felix and the Nile, to its source. The map first appeared...


1572 - Aden Arabiae Foelicis Emporium Celeberrimi Nominis, quo ex India, Aethiopia ... [on sheet with] Mombaza [and] Quiloa [and] Cefala

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The oldest obtainable printed view of Aden, with smaller views of 3 other African Harbors. The harbors were among the most important ports along the Indian Ocean and were controlled by the Arabs and visited by the Vasco de Gama on his trip around the...


1572 - (Tangiers, Tzaffin, Ceuta, Arzila, and Sala) Tingis Lusitanis Tangiara. . . [on sheet with] Tzaffin [and] Salaa [and] Arzilla [and] Septa

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Views of the five northern and western African coastal towns on one sheet: Tangiers, Tzaffin, Septa (Ceuta), Arzila, and Sala. Latin text on verso. Braun and Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum was the single most important town book of the 16th...


1574 - La Fortezza et Pianta Della Goletta

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Rare image of the Fort/Citadel of Goletta at the time of the Turkish Siege of Tunis in 1574. In the autumn of 1573, thanks to the undertaking of King John of of Austria, Spain was able to reconquer Tunis, from Ottoman control. In the summer of 1574,...


1574 - Questo e Il vero disegno de Tunis con gran parte de lafrica tratto da un disegno fatto al tempo che Il Serenissimo Imperator Carlo V lo prese lan[n]o 1535 co[n] le distancie delle terre piu Jmportante.

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Unrecorded Early State -- Tunis Before The Siege Rare early state of this important map of Tunis, illustrating the This state of the map was not described in Bifolco-Ronca, which listed the only previously known example of the map , which depicts the...