Antique rare maps of Africa


1548 - Africa Minor Nova Tabula [shows Malta]

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Nice example of Gastaldi's map of the Northern portion of Africa, based on Ptolemy. Shows the region from Malta in the Mediterranean to Ethiopia, the Benin River, Libya, Numidia and the Gulf of Zimair. Giacomo Gastaldi is considered as the foremost...


1513 - Tabula Secunda Africae [with Malta, Sicily & Sardinia]

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Waldsemuller's 1513 Ptolemaic Map of Northern Africa, Sicily and Sardinia antique map by Martin Waldseemuller, showing the ancient, Ptolemaic image of part of the Coast of North Africa and contiguous islands of Malta, Sicily and Sardinia. This map...


1701 - Barbary and Bildulgerid. [on sheet with:] Egypt and Barca &c.

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Antique engraved map with images of northwest Africa on top and Egypt on the bottom, with a further inset of Malta above the bottom title block. The map was published in Herman Moll's 1701 System of Geography. It is reasonably scarce, this being the...


1747 - (Malta, Cape Verde Islands, Teneriffe, Madera, St. Helena, etc.) Particular Draughts of some of the chief African Islands in the Mediterranean, as also in the Atlantic and Ethiopic Oceans

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Detailed set of 8 maps, including a large and detailed Malta, the Bay of Agoa de Saldanha, Teneriffe, the Dutch Fortress at the Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay, Madera, St. Helena and the Cape Verde Islands, all with extensive annotations.


1572 - Calechut Celeberrimum Indiae Emporium / Ormus / Canonor / S. George Oppidum Mina....

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Striking group of 4 city views, illustrating a trip from Africa to the trading regions of East, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most famous and influential book of town plans published in the 16th Century. The top view shows...


1572 - Anfa / Quibusdam Anaffa / Azzaamurum / Diiv / Goa fortissima Indiae urbs in Christianorum potestatem anno Salutis 1509 . . . (Casablanca, Goa, Diu and Azamor

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Nice old color example of Braun & Hogenberg's set of Casablanca (Anfa) - Azemmour (Azamor) - Diu - Old Goa (Velha Goa).


1660 - Pascaerte van 't Westelycke Deel van Oost Indien, van Cabo de Bona Esperanca, tot C. Comorin

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Charting the Western Indian Ocean Decorative sea chart of the Indian Ocean, orientated with the north to the left. The highly decorative chart shows the East African coast, Arabia, Madagascar and the islands of the Indian Ocean with the Seychelles...


1661 - Pascaerte Van't Westelyckste deel van Oost Indien En De Eylanden daer onder Begrepen, van C. de Bona Esperanca tot C. Comorin 't Amsterdam . . .

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An Important Early Sea chart of the Western Indian Ocean Rare early sea chart of the East Coast of Africa, the Indian Ocean and the West Coast of India, by Jacob and Casper Lootsman, one of the first commercial publishers of Dutch sea charts. The...


1593 - Secundae Partis Asiae . . .

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Fine example of De Jode's modern map of the Middle East, from his Speculum Orbis Terrae, published in Antwerp in 1578 and engraved by Joannes & Lucas Van Deutecum. The complete title reads: Secundae partis Asiae: typus qua oculis subijciuntur...


1625 - Aegyptus

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Attractive map of Egypt tracking the Nile from Aswan to the Mediterranean and extending East to the Red Sea, based upon a larger map by Hondius. Includes two cartouches. From the 1625-26 edition of Purchas His Pilgrims, one of the seminal early 17th...


1706 - Opper-Ethiopien of 'T Ryk der Abyssinen door de E. Vaders H. Lobo en M. Almeida . . .

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Decorative map centered on the Red Sea and the Sources of the Nile River, published by Vander Aa. The map shows the explorations of Jeronimo Lobo. Jerónimo Lobo (1595– 1678) was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary. He took part in the unsuccessful...


1707 - Carte De L'Egypte De La Nubie De L'Abissinie . . . 1707

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Nice example of Guillaume De L'Isle's highly detailed map of the region between the Arabian Peninsula, Egypt and the Horn of Africa, centered on the Red Sea. The map extends west to include Sicily, the Southeastern Mediterranean Coastline of Africa....


1720 - Le Cours Du Nil, Suivant les Auteurs Modernes et les dernieres Relations . . . 1720

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Striking large format map of the Nile, Egypt, the Red Sea and contiguous regions, from De Fer's Atlas ou Recueil de cartes geographiques. De Fer's highly detailed map shows the course of the Nile River from Abyssinia through Egypt to the Mediterranean...


1749 - Nubie, Abissinie et Cote D'Ajan. . . 1749

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Detailed map of part of the area centered on the Red Sea and the Horn of Africa, featuring modern-day Somalia and Ethiopia. The map features numerous small kingdoms, including the "Rme. de Magadoxo" in Somalia, presumably related etymologically to...


1764 - Carte De La Mer Rouge et Partie de L'Arabie

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Finely engraved map of the Red Sea and Southern part of the Arabian Peninsula, from Jacques Nicolas Bellin's Le Petit Atlas Maritime Recueti de Cartes et Plans des Quatre Parlies du Monde en Cinq Volumes, first published in Paris in 1764.


1771 - Nubie et Abissinie Projette et assujettie au Observations Astronomiques . . . 1771

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Detailed map of the region centered on the Red Sea, Upper Nile River and Gulf of Aden, from Jean Lattre's Atlas Moderne.