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Miniature Map of the Congo.

Description Du Roaume de Congo Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Jodicus Hondius II. "Description Du Roaume de Congo" Congo Regnum Christian in Africa. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of kingdom of the Congo by Hondius from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
Strapwork cartouche; large ship and fish decorate the sea. Dark impression; printers crease to left margin far from image
Koeman: Lan 11. 97 by 137mm (3¾ by 5½ inches).    €100
Stock No. 2908 - Africa full description

Miniature Map of the Island of Madagascar

Description De LIsle de Madagascar Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Jodicus Hondius II. "Description De L'Isle de Madagascar" I.S.Lauretij sive Madagascar. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of the island of Madagascar by Hondius from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The map shows Madagascar and the surrounding small islands.
Strap work cartouche. Dark impression; printers creases to left blank margin .
Koeman: Lan 11. 95 by 134mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches).    €120
Stock No. 2909 - Africa full description

Miniature Map of Southern Africa.

Description De LÆthiope Inferieure Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Description De L'Æthiope Inferieure" Africæp pars meridional. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of Southern Africa from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The map shows present day South Africa, Madagascar, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and northwards into Angola, Zambia, Mozambique.
Strap work cartouche; large ship to sea. Dark impression.
Koeman: Lan 11. 95 by 134mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches).    €150
Stock No. 2910 - Africa full description

Miniature Map of the Cape Verde Islands.

Description De LIsle du cap de Verd. Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Description De LIsle du cap de Verd." Insulaæ Capitas Viridis. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of the Cape Verde islands from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso.
The map shows the islands and part of the coast of Senegal. Dark impression; slight soiling to lower blank margin.
Koeman: Lan 11. 94 by 133mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches).    €80
Stock No. 2911 - Africa full description

Miniature Map of São Tomé.

Description De LIsle de St Thomas. Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Description De LIsle de St Thomas." Insula St. Thomæ. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of the island of São Tomé from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The map shows the island of São Tomé in the Gulf of Guinea,the main island of São Tomé and Príncipe.
Strap work cartouche; ship and large fish to sea. Dark impression; slight soiling to lower blank margin.
Koeman: Lan 11. 95 by 136mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches).    €60
Stock No. 2912 - Africa full description

Miniature Map of the Island of Mozambique.

Description De Royame de Mosambique. Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Description De Royame de Mosambique." Insula & Arx Mosambique. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of the island of Mozambique from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum". French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The map shows the island and the coast nearby. Strap work cartouche; ships, boats and large fish to sea. Dark impression; printers crease to left blank margin.
Koeman: Lan 11. 98 by 137mm (3¾ by 5½ inches).    €60
Stock No. 2913 - Africa full description

The Kingdoms of Fez and Marocco.

Imperium Fessanum. Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. Imperium Fessanum. "Fezzæ et Marocchi Regna Africæ Celeberima describebat Abrah. orteius.." Amsterdam: Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. 1655
Copper engraved map of Fez and Marocco from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda."Original outline colour. Double page; folio; Latin text to verso..
Decorative title cartouche; ships to sea.
The map is after the desription of Ortelius. Original outline colour; good impression; light toning due to former framing; light toning to edges of page; a couple of spots to blank margins; centre fold split to lower blank margin, repared with archival tape to verso.
Koeman1, Bl 24C. 393 by 500mm (15½ by 19¾ inches).    €350
Stock No. 3092 - Africa full description

Famous Figure map of Africa.

LAfrique Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. L'Afrique "Africæ nova descriptio. Auct. Guiljelmo Blaeuw." Amsterdam Chez Jean & Corneille Blaeu. c1640
Original coloured, copper engraved figure map of Africa from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas." Double page; folio; French text to verso.
The famous figure map of Guillaume Blaeu has 9 town views in upper border and 10 costumed figures in side borders, there are numerous galleons and monsters to the sea; lions, elephants and other wild animals to the body of the map. "This is one of the most decorative and popular of all the early maps of Africa" (Norwich 32).
Much of the geographical information is still based on the Ptolemaic maps, with the Nile shown with its source in the Lakes Zaire and Zaflan. Also included are various other mythical lakes and rivers including the famous Lake Sachaf of Laurent Fries. Original outline colour; good impression; evenly toned due to previous framing;brown paper tape to edges of verso, due to framing. some light spotting,1 darker spot to lower left above Privilege; lower centre fold split,repaired to verso.
Koeman1, Bl 17[ 1/A]. 414 by 555mm (16¼ by 21¾ inches).    €3200
Stock No. 2698 - Africa full description

The Kingdom of Prester John.

Regnum Abissinorum. Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean. Regnum Abissinorum. "Æthiopia Superior vel Inferior: vulgo Abissinorum sive Pesbiteri Joannis Imperium." Amsterdam: Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. 1655
Copper engraved map of East Africa from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda."Original outline colour. Double page; folio; Latin text to verso..
Decorative title cartouche; ships to sea; elephants, ostriches and monkeys to the interiors of the countries.
Two Ptolemaic lakes, Zair and Zaflan are shown in the southern portion of the map as being the main source of the Nile. Lake Niger is shown as the source of the Niger River, flowing westward. The map contains numerous coastal place names such as Mozambique Island, Quiloa, Mombaza, and Melinde indicating the importance of the area to both Arab and Portuguese traders and explorers from other countries

Prester John was believed to be a Christian king of enormous power and splendor. The legend first appeared in the 1100's with his kingdom believed to be in Asia, but as the area was further explored, the location of this mythical kingdom moved to the Middle East and eventually present day Ethiopia. This legend persisted for centuries. When Vasco de Gama went on his voyage from Mozambique north in the 1400's, he heard that "Preste Johan" ruled the interior. Original outline colour; good impression; light browning to edges of plate mark due to former framing; light toning to edges of page. Split to lower centre fold [not entering plate] repaired with archival tape, to verso.
Koeman1, Bl 24C. 385 by 500mm (15¼ by 19¾ inches).    €500
Stock No. 3091 - Africa full description

West Africa.

La Guinee. Bleau, Willem and Johannes. La Guinee. "Guinea." Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu, 1640 [but 1643-1645].
Copper engraved map of Guinea from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas"Vol 2 .'This edition ... is a much more advanced one than the edition of 1638/1640. The text has been reset' (Van der Krogt).
Original outline colour; French text to verso.
Decorative title cartouche; putti carrying a large Ivory tusk; ships to sea; elephants, lions, leopards, crocdiles and monkeys to the interiors of the countries: dedication & coat of arms to lower left corner. Evenly toned; spottting, mainly small except 1 larger to upper right corner : crease from lower margin .
Van der Krogt II, p.150 and 2:212.2 ;Koeman:Bl 17: D [207]. 390 by 532mm (15¼ by 21 inches).    €400
Stock No. 1823 - Africa full description


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