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Algiers.

Algiers. Dapper, Olfert. Algiers. " De Stadt Algier La Ville D'Alger." Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1686
Copper engraved double page view of Algiers, from Olfert Dapper's "Description de l'Afrique," the first edition in French; black and white, verso blank.
The view shows the port of Algiers, with ships to the foreground. key to both upper corners in Dutch & French, identifying significant landmarks; title on decorative banner to sky. Dark impression; light toning; spotted, worse to margins, particularly upper right [ could be washed]; old ink number to upper margin.
Mendelssohn I, p.413. Cox I, p. 361; Gay 219. 265 by 357mm (10½ by 14 inches).    €200
Stock No. 2456 - Africa full description

Tunis,

Tunis. Dapper, Olfert. Tunis. " Thunis." Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1686
Copper engraved double page view of Tunis, from Olfert Dapper's "Description de l'Afrique," the first edition in French; black and white, verso blank.
The view shows the port of Tunis, with ships to the foreground. Key to both upper corners in Dutch & French, identifying significant landmarks; title on decorative banner to sky. Dark impression; light toning; Some spotting mainly to blank margins; old ink number to upper margin; crease to centre fold with splits repaired to verso ; short tear to right blank margin on crease, repaired to verso.
Mendelssohn I, p.413. Cox I, p. 361; Gay 219. 266 by 346mm (10½ by 13½ inches).    €150
Stock No. 2457 - Africa full description

Salé, Port of the Barbary Pirates, Morocco.

Salee. Dapper, Olfert. Jacob van Meurs. Salee. "Salee" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1686
Copper engraved double page view of the port of Salé, Morocco from Olfert Dapper's "Description de l'Afrique," the first edition in French; black and white, verso blank; key in the upper corners in Dutch & French.
The view shows the town and fort of Salé; ships exchanging fire to foreground.
Salé sits opposite Rabat The Republic of Salé was a short-lived city state, between 1627 & 1668, at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river, founded by Moriscos. Its main commercial activities were the Barbary slave trade and piracy. Salé pirates (the well-known "Salé Rovers") roamed the seas as far as the shores of the Americas, bringing back loot and slaves.
The city of Salé was bombarded by the French Admiral Isaac de Razilly on 20 July 1629 . Dark impression; light toning; some spotting; old ink number to upper margin; old crease, pressed, to left corner.
Mendelssohn I, p.413. Cox I, p. 361; Gay 219. 220 by 291mm (8¾ by 11½ inches).    €150
Stock No. 2471 - Africa full description

Tangier, Morocco.

Tangier. Dapper, Olfert. Tangier. "Tanger" Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1686
Copper engraved double page view of Tangier, Morocco, from Olfert Dapper's "Description de l'Afrique," the first edition in French; black and white, verso blank.
The view shows the port of Tangier enclosed by the city walls, with ships to the foreground; the Governor's house is identified. Title on decorative banner to sky. Dark impression; light toning; occasional spotting; old ink number to upper margin.
Mendelssohn I, p.413. Cox I, p. 361; Gay 219. 245 by 317mm (9¾ by 12½ inches).    €200
Stock No. 2455 - Africa full description

Cabo Verde, The Cape Verde Islands.

The Islands of Cape Verde. Dapper, Olfert. The Islands of Cape Verde. "Insulæ Promontorii Viridis, Hhispanis Issas de Cabo Verde, BelgisDe Soute Eylanden." Amsterdam Wolfgangh, Waesbergen, Boom. Someren en Goethals 1686
Copper engraved double page map of the cape Verde Islands, from Olfert Dapper's "Description de l'Afrique," the first edition in French; black and white, verso blank.
Decorative title cartouche and scale; compass rose to sea. Dark impression; light toning; slight offsetting; occasional spotting mainly to blank margins, a few to image, one to lower right corner and another to title with a third near scale; old ink number to upper margin; chips to lower side edges far from image.
Mendelssohn I, p.413. Cox I, p. 361; Gay 219. 283 by 317mm (11¼ by 12½ inches).    €250
Stock No. 2450 - Africa full description

West Africa.

La Guinea de meme que la plus grande Partie du Pays du Negres apelles pour les Geographes moderne  Ethiopie Inferieure... /Guinea Itself, as Well as the Greatest Portion of Nigritia or the Land of the Blacks, the One Called Ethiopia Inferior by Modern Geographers, the Other Southern Ethiopia Haas, Matthias after d'Anville, and Johan Baptist Homann. La Guinea de meme que la plus grande Partie du Pays du Negres apelles pour les Geographes moderne Ethiopie Inferieure... /Guinea Itself, as Well as the Greatest Portion of Nigritia or the Land of the Blacks, the One Called Ethiopia Inferior by Modern Geographers, the Other Southern Ethiopia "Gvinea propia, nec non Nigritiæ vel Terræ Nigrorvm maxima pars: geographis hodiernis dicta utraq[ue] Æthiopia inferior, & hujus quidem pars australis" Nuremberg Homann Heirs 1743
Copper engraved map of West Africa by Matthias Haas after d'Anville and Johann Bapt. Homann for the Homannn Heirs. Original colour, verso blank.
The map shows western Africa from the territory of present-day Gabon in the south to Niger, Mali, and Mauritania in the north; with much detail included in the coastal areas, although most of the interior is empty. Title in Latin and French to upper margin and a key to vignette to lower margin
Large vignette to lower left showing an African village engaged in the ivory trade, with the milage scales engraved on tusks

Ancient geographers referred to the whole of Africa as "Aethiopia," a name that, from the 15th century onward, gave way to the term Nigritia to designate the interior of the continent. Good impression; light soiling and toning to blank margins;Dampstain to edge of upper margin; old ink number to verso.
575 by 590mm (22¾ by 23¼ inches) to plate mark.    €400
Stock No. 2580 - Africa full description

The Continent of Africa.

Africa. Homann, Johann Baptist Africa. "Totius Africae Nova Repræsentatio qua præter diversos in ea Status et Regiones, etiam Origo Nili ex veris RRPP Misßionariorum relationibus..." Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist c1720
Copper engraved map of the continent of Africa by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas" . Original colour, verso blank.
Decorative title cartouche and vignette showing natives, animals and the source of the Nile, black and white as issued.
The map claims to have new information about the source of the Nile, and gives a long description above the cartouche, of the new information. The map conforms to the twin-lake configuration for the source of the river and explains in the text that the new understanding has now been updated according to recent information presented by the famous geographer P. Henry Scherer. Dark impression.
490 by 583mm (19¼ by 23 inches).    €850
Stock No. 2061 - Africa full description

The Kingdoms of Morocco with prospects of the Imperial cities of Marrakesh & Meknes.

Morocco. the kingdoms of Fes, Morocco, Tafilalet  and Sijilmasa . Homann, Johann Baptist Morocco. the kingdoms of Fes, Morocco, Tafilalet and Sijilmasa . "STATUUM MAROCCA NORUM. REGNORUM NEMPE FESSANI, MAROCCANI, TAFILETANI ET SEGELOMESSANI secundum suas provincias accurate divisorum..." Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist 1728
Copper engraved map of Moroccoc by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas" . Original colour, verso blank.
The map shows the ancient Kingdoms of Fes, Morocco, Tafilalet and Sijilmasa, with two views below of the imperial cities of Marrakesh and Meknes.
The Canary Islands are shown and also a small inset map of the Madeira Arhipelago
Decorative title cartouche with merchants and wild animals including a magnificent lion and strange serpent; with a vignette [somewhat faded ] of a sea battle off Tangier
the two views include keys to the important edifices of the cities

Meknes / Mequinetz was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), before it was relocated to Marrakech. Fair impression, some what light to cartouche & vignette, prospects could be darker ; light soiling to blank margins; old tape to lower centrefold in blank margin causing discolouration [not entering image].
492 by 574mm (19¼ by 22½ inches).    €650
Stock No. 2579 - Africa full description

The City of Algiers.

Algiers. Juan López Algiers. "Vista de la cuidad de Argel, con todas sus fortifacaciones." Madrid D Juan López 1783
Copper engraved view of Algiers, by Juan López, original outline colour to sea; verso blank.
Detailed descriptive key below. Good impression, some slight creasing.
215 by 275mm (8½ by 10¾ inches).    €350
Stock No. 2042 - Africa full description

The Continent of Africa

Africa Le Rouge,Georges-Louis. Africa "L'Afrique Suivant les nouv.lles Obsevations.." A Paris Par le Sr le Rouge, rue des grands Augustins 1748
Copper engraved map of Africa from Le Rouge's "Atlas Nouveau portatif à l'usage des Militaires et du Voyageur" Original outline colour; verso blank
Decorative title cartouche with elephants. Good impression; folded to fit binding; upper margin short [3mm]; rust spot within madagascar.
230 by 285mm (9 by 11¼ inches).    €100
Stock No. 2012 - Africa full description


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