Antique rare maps of Africa


1690 - Effigies ampli Regni auriferi Guineae in Africa siti, extensum inde ab. insulis Atlanticis, vulgo dictis, de Cabo Verde: ad flumen Benin usque, ad cujus ripam sita est Regia urbs et magna Benin, atque inde ad promontorium Lopi Gonsalvi, delineata per S. R

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One of the Great Early Maps of West Africa With Significant Manuscript Annotations Important early map of West Africa showing the coastal region from the Canary Islands to the Bight of Benin and São Tomé and Principe. This a striking, dark...


1728 - A New & Correct Chart of the Coast of Guinea from Cape Verd to Cape Negro.

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English Chart of the African Coast from an Influential Atlas Scarce sea chart of the west coast of Africa from Senegal to Angola, from the Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis . . . , published in London in 1728. Atlas Maritimus et Commercialis This...


1732 - The Prospect of the Negroes Town of Rufisco (with views of Cape Verde and Goeree Island)

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Views of the Senegal Coast From the Churchills’ Celebrated Voyage Collection A fine set of views showing Rufisco, today Rufisque, in Senegal, as well as Cape Verde and Gorée. They featured in the voyage account of Jean Barbot in the Churchill...


1525 - Libyae Interioris Pars (Extending to Nile and Red Sea)

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Rare Early Map of North Africa & The Nile River Valley Striking early modern map of North Africa and Egypt, from the Red Sea, the Nile and Egypt to the Gulf of Libya. Extends up rivers along the Nile to Aden. Latin text and elaborate decorations...


1561 - Tabula Africae III

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Striking dark impression of Ruscelli's map of a part of North Africa and the Mediterranean, showing the north coast of Africa including Egypt and the Nile River. Ruscelli's Atlas is an expanded edition of Gastaldi's Geographiae of 1548, which has been...


1572 - Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs

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Fine old color example of this important early view of Cairo from a hillside opposite the Nile, from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitates Orbis Terrarum, the most important town book of the 16th Century. Elaborate detail, including fortified walls,...


1575 - Cairus, Quae Olim Babylon Aegypt Maxima Urbs

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Rare 16th Century view of Cairo from a hillside opposite the Nile, published in Paris in 1575. De Belleforest's view is drawn from Braun & Hogenberg's Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important town book of the 16th Century. Elaborate detail,...


1590 - Aegiipti Recentior Descriptio

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Detailed map of Egypt and a portion of the Red Sea, from and early edition of Ortelius' Epitome. The first miniature version of Ortelius' Theatrum was published by Philippe Galle in 1577 as Spieghel der Werelt. Galle began a new edition with new...


1593 - Barbaria pars Africae, Comprae: hendens praecipua Loca versus littoria Maris Mediterranei

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Nice example of De Jode's map of North Africa, Egypt, the Red Sea and the Holy Land, including all of the Mediterranean coastline of Africa. The map is divided into two sections and includes an elephant, lions, battle scene, sailing ships and palm trees.


1597 - Tabula Africae III (Nile & Libya to Eastern Libya)

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A nice example of Magini's map of the Northeastern portion of Africa, based on Ptolemy. Extends east to Egypt and the Red Sea and south to Libya Interior.


1600 - (Cairo) Cairus Quae Olim Babylon Aegypti Maxima Urbs

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Rare 16th Century view of Cairo from a hillside opposite the Nile, by the Sienese map maker Matteo Florimi. Florimi's view is drawn from Braun & Hogenberg;s Civitatus Orbis Terrarum, the most important town book of the 16th Century. Elaborate...


1603 - Aegyptus Antiqua Terra suis contenta bonnis non indiga mercis Aut Iois, in solo tanta est fidcuia Nilo . . .

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Fascinating Map of Ancient Egypt from Ortelius’ Parergon, The World’s First Historical Atlas Gorgeous example of Ortelius' second map of Egypt, which was issued only in late editions of his Parergon. Ortelius’ interest in ancient civilizations...


1612 - Aegyptus

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Nice example of this early state of Barent Langenes's map of Egypt and the Nile, which first appeared in the 1598 edition of Langenes's Caert-Thresoor, published in Middelburg. Langenes's map was first issued in his Caert-Thresoor and later...


1618 - Aegyptus

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Nice example Hondius's map of Egypt and the Nile.


1620 - Aegyptus

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Attractive map of Egypt tracking the Nile from Asuan to the Mediterranean and extending East to the Red Sea, based upon a larger map by Hondius. Includes two cartouches.


1643 - Barbarie (with) Sein De Cartage (with) Aegypte

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Rare map showing the African Coastline of the Mediterranean, with two inset maps Egypt and Carthage, which appeared in Boisseau's Tresor des carte Geographiques, published in Paris. The map is based upon Jansson's map, published in his Atlas Minor in...