Africa

Cartographer: Tallis, John
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
1338 F

pristine

1850 10 X 14 $350

Classic steel engraving of the continent as it was known at the time. Enhanced by small vignettes of peoples and places.

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Afrique

Cartographer: Levasseur, Victor
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
1710 VG+ 1845 14 X 19 $275

Classic Levasseur style steel engraving with decorative scenes surrounding the map. Note the Turbaned man reading the “CORAN” upper right.

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Africa Secundum Legitimas

Cartographer: Homann Heirs
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
181 G

good color including cartouche

1737 19.5 X 23.5 $650

Version with “Noriberge officina Homanniana” in lower left margin. Engraved by John Mathias Homann in 1737 replacing J B Homann version published in 1715.

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Africae Accurata Tabula ex Officina

Cartographer: Visscher, Nicolas
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
614 F

professionally repaired with recent color

1680 17 X 21 $1125

Seventeenth century mythical source of Nile in two lakes. Numerous animals in the interior and ships at sea. Dedication cartouche – Gerardo Schaep. This is the second state of the map as it has a permission notation in the lower right.

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Africae Accurata Tabula ex Officina

Cartographer: Visscher, Nicolas
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
443 G

some toning, small repair centerfold

1670 17 X 21 $1650

Typical 17th century details in which the source of the Nile is shown as twin lakes Zaire and Zaflan. The interior is decorated with elephants, ostriches, monkeys, lions and rhinoceros, and eleven small ships sail in the sea. The title cartouche is flanked by natives and angels and in the lower left is a dedication cartouche with the coat of arms of Gerardo Schaep surrounded by Neptune and his entourage. This the first state of the map.

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