West Africa

Antique rare maps of West Africa


1680 - [Wall Map] West-Indische Paskaert waer in de graden der breedde over weder zyden vande middelyn wassende so vergrooten dat die geproportioneert syn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden de lengde.

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A Remarkable Dutch Sea Chart Used For Navigation Between Africa and America Rare Johannes Van Keulen issue of Pieter Goos's sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean, America and Africa, first published circa 1680. This chart was created for use at sea by...


1756 - [The First Maps in a la poupée Printed Color] Cartes en Couleur des Lieux Sujets aux tremblements de Terre Dans toutes les parties du Monde Selon le Sisteme de l’impulsion Solaire

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The First a la poupée Color Printed Maps in A Rare Pamphlet On The Relationship Between The Sun and Earthquakes Extremely rare separately published pamphlet by Jean Fabien Gautier D'Agoty, containing a complete set of his maps from his Observations...


1695 - West Indische PASKAERT waerin de graden der breedde over weder zijden vande middelijn wassende soo vergrooten dat die geproportioneert sijn tegen hunne nevenstaende graden der lengde; Vertonen (behalven Europaes zuydelijcste) alle de Zeekusten van Africa

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"A scientific and artistic document of the first order" -- One of the most important sea charts of the 17th century. Exceptionally rare Johannes Loots issue of Guillaume Blaeu's landmark sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean, America and Africa, printed on...


1638 - Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Joannis Imperium

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Striking map of the Kingdom of Prester John, reduced from Blaeu's map. The map is embellished with elephants, monkeys, ostriches, etc., and includes a decorative title cartouche.


1596 - Typus orarum maritimarum Guineae, Manicongo & Angolae ultra Promentorium Bonae spei susq . . .

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Fine Sixteenth-Century Decorative Map of South and West Africa from Linschoten's Influential Itinerario Striking map of South Africa, West Africa and contiguous parts of the Atlantic. This is one of the most richly ornamented maps of the era,...


1702 - A Generall Chart from England to Cape Bona Espranca With the Coast of Brasile Sold by Willm. Mount and Thos. Page on Tower Hill London.

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Fine sea chart of the Southern Atlantic Ocean, first published in London by John Thornton. The general map from Thornton's English Pilot The Third Book, concentrating on oriental navigation, showing the first half of the route to the Far East. The...


1852 - General Chart of the South Atlantic or Ethiopic Sea From the Equator to 65° South Latitude according to the latest Surveys & Observations . . .

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Fine working sea chart of the South Atlantic, showing the parts of South America and Africa in the Southern Hemisphere. Includes insets of the Falklands, Table Bay and St. Helena, along with several profile views.


1845 - Kaart der Nederlansche Bezittingen ben Oosten en ten Westen der Kaap de Goede Hoop.

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Interesting Map of the Dutch Colonies. The map consists of 5 separate maps, entitled: The Caribbean Islands Curacao and Dependencies The Suriname Colony The Coast of Guinea in Africa East Indies The map appeared in Nieuwe Atlas van het...


1666 - De cust van Barbaria Gualata, Arguyn, en Geneheo, van Capo S Vincente tot Capo Verde

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Detailed sea chart of the Iberian Peninsula and the Northwest Coast of Africa, extending to the Cape Verde Island and Gambia. Pieter Goos was one of the leading Dutch chart makers of the period.


1513 - [Tabula Moderna Prime Partis Aphricae]

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The First Modern Map of the North Part of Africa Nice example of renowned mapmaker Martin Waldseemüller's modern map of the northern half of Africa, published in Strasbourg in 1513. This is the first printed modern map of the region, showing North...


1525 - Tab. Mo. Primae Partis Aphricae et Tabula Secunde partis Aphricae. [Verso title.]

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One of the Earliest Obtainable Modern Maps of Africa Nice example of the 1525 edition of Lorenz Fries modern map of the northern part of Africa, the second earliest modern map to focus on the southern part of the Continent. First published in...


1525 - [Africa] Tabula IIII. Aphricae. Hae Sunt E Cognitis Totius Orbis . . . (title on verso)

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Rare, Early Map of North Africa, From an Early Edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia Fine map of Northern Africa, one of the earliest obtainable printed maps of the area, from Lorenz Fries’ influential 1525 edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia. The...


1591 - Tavola Del'Regno Di Congo

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The Most Important Map of West Africa Published in the Sixteenth Century Fine example of Pigafetta's map of West Africa, published in Rome in 1591 and engraved by Natale Bonifacio. Pigafetta's map of Africa is based on the explorations of Duarte...


1620 - Abissinorum Sive Pretiosi Joan:is Imperiu.

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The Kingdom of Prester John Large format map of the Kingdom of Prester John, the mythical African King whom the Crusaders believed had converted to Christianity. While Prester John and his Kingdom were mythical, it did not stop the major European...


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...