Amsterdam, 1596. A highly decorative map of the southwestern coast of Africa. Overall very good, with early color. Some restoration most evident central verso, few professional wormhole repairs with margins reinforced verso. The map was engraved by Florent van Langren, and the first Dutch edition of Linschoten's "Itinerario..." was published by Cornelis Claesz in 1596. There are coastal views of the islands of Ascension and St. Helena within a strapwork cartouche at the bottom of the map. This is just the western sheet. The image measures 15.25 x 20.5 inches (39 x 52 cm). Two compass roses, decorative script and sailing ships. Coastal town names go inland, in the style of earlier portolan charts..
The Illustrated London News, August 2, 1862. Nice B&W lithograph, vg, with 3 scenes on single page: 1. The Brig Hetty Ellen Discharging SEctions of Dr. Livingstone's New Steamer The Lady Nyassa into the Pioneer to Take up the Zambesi 2. The Pioneeer Passing Mozambala with Boats in Tow Laden with Parts of the Steamer for Dr. Livingstone 3. The Gig and Whaler of H.M.S. Gorgon off the High Hill of Makanga, in the River Sheri Unrelated text on verso. 35.5x24. (There are 3 copies of this page, each intended for individual sale at above price, unless purchaser desires and specifies more than one copy.).
London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office (by Harrison and Sons, St. Martin's Lane), 1899. Large 9.25 inch 8vo., half leather with blue pebbled cloth, hinges starting (esp. top front), internally very good or better with sound binding, and both folding linen backed maps at the rear (both maps in fine condition). This copy is from the General Assembly Library of New Zealand (withdrawl sticker on front pastedown), but internally has seen very little use. Small previous owner's bookplate (HW) on front pastedown. There is a presentation stamp on the title page. There is very little browning. The 53 pp of text include a general description (geography, geology..), climate and health, inhabitants, history, communications, administration, armed forces, industries, and missions. There are 6 appendices. Vyvyan served in the Boer War. There are several copies noted in the online KVK catalog. The folding, linen backed maps are: 1. Map of the Shire Highlands District of British Central Africa..by Mr. W. Stotesbury & Surveyor Wahid Ali Khan under the direction of Mr. M. W. Anderson (19 x 13.5 inches, lithographic color, lithographed by W. & AK Johnston, with detailed topography); 2. British Central Africa Protectorate, Skeleton map to illustrate the Precis of of Information published in the Intelligence Division, Wr Office, February 1899. Lithd. at the Intell. Div. War Office May 1899). The preface indicates this volume was published just a few months before the Oct. 1899 initiation of the Boer War in S. Africa.. First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good.
London (Pauls Church-yard): John Williams, 1650. VG, B&W copperplate with minimal browning. This is one of a series of striking and very decorative topographical map that Fuller had engraved for each of the twelve tribes. From Fuller's renowned "A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine...". Nebenzahl, in his " Maps of the Holy Land" (p. 130) refers to this book as "one of the great books on the topography of the Holy Land". Nebenzahl (P. 128, "Maps of the Holy Land") also notes that Fuller had his own complex system of symbolica representation for the map s.The image is 28x35cm. THIRTEEN PAGES of original applicable text are included..
Paris, 1656. VG w/minimal soiling; a 2 inch lower centerfold tear was repaired on verso w/archival tape, and the top maargin has been trimmed to neatline. One of a number of Sanson's small atlas maps of the African area. Relatively elaborate topography of mounta inous regions. The Strait of Gibraltar, connecting the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea is seen at the northern edge. An attractive map w/decorative cartouche, and early hand colored outlines. 18.5x26cm..
Brussels, 1827. Good, with some general browning, but fully legible, plate No. 18 (bis) from Vandermaelen's scarce 'Atlas Universel de Geographie...Troisieme partie- Afrique'. Maps from this atlas were the first maps prepared by lithography to a standard scale. This atlas is noted in Phillips, but not mentioned in Norwich. This particular image, with letterpress details in French and with original color, details the Cape Verde Islands (Brava, Fuego, St. Yago, de May, Bonavista, da Sel, St. Georgea, St. Lucie, St. Antoine, and others). All these maps are on heavy paper. This handsome double elephant-folio image measures 18.5x21 inches (47x53cm). . Illus. by H. Ode (lithographer).
William Tegg and Co., London, 1853. VG w/color outllines and some divisional color. Minimal soiling. From "A Comparative Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography...". 21.5x27cm..
Amsterdam, Arnheim : Hondius and J. Jansson, 1608. Near fine, fully hand colored, small copperplate engraved map. Actually 3 maps on one small sheet, also including "Cartaginensis Sinus" and "Aegyptus". French text on verso does apply to map. From Atlas Minor (Koeman Me 187). 14x18cm..
Paris, 1656. VG w/minimal soiling and mild offsetting along centerfold. One of a number of Sanson's small atlas maps of the African area. Moderate coastal detail w/more topography of mountainous regions. An attractive map w/decorative cartouche, and early hand c olored outlines. 18.5x26cm..
Charles Knight & Co., 1851. Hand-colored outlines and coastal area. Two maps, separate sheets, map I to west of II. Map II creased across right lower image. SDUK. Scales in French leagues and English miles to left of neatlines. Each map approx. 40x31cm. Price is for the pair..
Paris: Brue, 1830. Excellent condition, decorative, with original hand colored outlines. Very attractive image with Gulfs of Arabia and Suez. The plate is dated 1822, but it is from the 1830 atlas. These are all double-folio, on heavy paper, and handsomely produced for this well-known atlas (Atlas Universel de Geographie...). This edition had 65 maps, a sizeable expansion over the first edition. Brue was the Royal Geographer at this time. The map measures 20x14 inches.. Second.
Paris, 1680. VG- w/mild centerfold discoloration, later hand color, flattened and matted. Very decorative cartouche occupying much of northeast map corner just above the Canary Islands. This specific map is not referenced in Norwich's "Maps of Africa"Sanson was the forerunner of the major mapmakers of the French Enlightenment. This is a very attractive map. 17x28cm..
Willliam Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, 1861. Colored margins and some divisions. Tribal designations, caravan routes. From Keith Johnston's General Atlas. From 31 to 45 deg. E. long.; from 7 to 18 deg. N. lat. 57x44cm, vg+..
The Illustrated London News, June 8, 1867. 2 nice b&w llitho's on one page, some soiling but generally vg: 1.The King of the Sandwich Islands Laying the Foundation-Stone of a Cathedral at Honolulu 2. Steel Boat for the Expedition in Search of Dr. Livingstone. Unrelated text on verso. 3 6.5x24. (There are 2 copies of this page; the price is per copy to be sold singly, not as set unless desired by purchaser.).
Paris: Hotel De Thou, Rue Des Poitevins, 1788. VG+, b&w as issued, copperplate on heavy paper. A very nice image from "Atlas Encyclopedique...", done by Bonne and Desmarest and published in two volumes in 1787-88. This is a handsome 2 map set, quite detailed for the time, the first image showning most of southeastern Africa, with the second indicating the Mozambique Channel and Madagascar, each measuring 9.5x13.5 (different vertical orientations for the two images) inches (24x34cm). These are plates 95 &96..
Brussels, 1827. Near fine, plate No.52 from Vandermaelen's scarce 'Atlas Universel de Geographie...Troisieme partie- Afrique'. Maps from this atlas were the first maps prepared by lithography to a standard scale. This atlas is noted in Phillips, but not mentioned in Norwich. This particular map details a regional eastern edge of South Africa, with regional designations of the ambookies, Naonetas, Mambookies, Hambonaas. It is mainly a coastal image wit the Bay of Lourenzo Marques, and several coastal rivers. These maps are on heavy paper. Each handsome double elephant-folio image measures 18.5x21 inches (47x53cm). . Illus. by H. Ode (lithographer).
London (Pauls Church-yard): John Williams, 1650. VG, B&W copperplate with minimal browning. This is one of a series of striking and very decorative topographical map that Fuller had engraved for each of the twelve tribes. From Fuller's renowned "A Pisgah-Sight of Palestine...". Nebenzahl, in his " Maps of the Holy Land" (p. 130) refers to this book as "one of the great books on the topography of the Holy Land". Nebenzahl (P. 128, "Maps of the Holy Land") also notes that Fuller had his own complex system of symbolica representation for the map s.The image is 28x33cm. NINE PAGES of original applicable text are included..
Paris: Garnier Freres, 1880. Very good, hand colored outlines, later Malte-Brun map from "Atlas de Geographie Universelle...". The above date is approximate. The attractive double plate image measures 12x16.5 inches..
Chez Eymery Fruger et Cie., Paris, c. 1837. Near fine large map of this region, on heavy paper with hand-colored outlines (as issued). The usual unobtrusive blindstamp is present. This map was first published c. 1833. This very attractive map is from ATLAS UNIVERSEL DE GEOGRAPHIE ANCIENNE ET MODERNE. The map is quite detailed for the times. The image is 53x39 cm (21x15.25 inches)..
Paris, 1680. VG- w/mild centerfold discoloration, later hand color, flattened and matted. Small, decorative cartouche. This specific map is not referenced in Norwich's "Maps of Africa", and the regional designations do not match those of modern Africa in this re gion. Sanson was the forerunner of the major mapmakers of the French Enlightenment. This is an attractive map. 19x25.5cm..