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Africae nova tabula
Africae nova tabula
Latin text on verso. Re-issue of Jodocus Hondius' map (see NOR 0029), without the borders. Ships, flying fish, sea monsters and a mermaid riding the waves decorate the seas. "The very full geographical description of Africa is typical of the seventeenth century, and is similar to that of Speed and Bleau.", Amsterdam. Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664
Africae novo descriptio
Africae novo descriptio
Due to its popularity, this map was reprinted many times between 1631 to 1667. Similar features are found on Speed's map (see NOR 0030) and Hondius' map (see NOR 0029)., Amsterdam. Blaeu, Willem Janszoon ,1571-1638
Africae tabula
Africae tabula
"Below the equator, is a colour chart indicating whether areas on the map itself are Christian, Jewish, Mohammedan or heathen"; Prime meridian through Paris., Unknown. Anonymous
Africae, described, the manners of their Habits and buildings newly done into English by J. S.
Africae, described, the manners of their Habits and buildings newly done into English by J. S.
English text; 8 city views in top panel; Watermark; 10 costumed figures in side panels., London. Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell
Africae, described, the manners of their Habits, and buildinge:
Africae, described, the manners of their Habits, and buildinge:
The borders show natives in traditional dress and views of towns.The seas contain flying fish and spouting whales. Elephants, lions, camels, monkeys and ostriches are shown on the mainland. The interior contains rivers, mountains, and lakes, many of which are fictitious. Description of Africa on verso., London. Humble, George, d. 1640
Afrique
Afrique
"Framework consists of landscape, fruit, foliage and animals, with descriptive text and statistical information on towns and islands." Three insets: Alexandria, Cairo and Algiers. Top left: Atlas Universel Illustre. Top right: Ancien continent., Paris. Combette, A.
Afrique
Afrique
"Arrows in the oceans probably indicate the monsoons because those depicted at the top right are named by months". Top left: Liv. I, III, et XI. Top right: No. 31; Prime meridian through Ferro Island and Paris.
Afrique
Afrique
The cartouche illustrates a "sphinx-like animal sitting on a rectangular masonry block with the title 'Afrique' on it"; Prime meridian through Paris., Paris. Chamouin, Jean-Baptiste-Marie, b.1768
Afrique Meridionale
Afrique Meridionale
Pellicier (script engraver). Across top: Longitude du Meridien de Paris; Prime meridian through Paris., Paris. Lapie, M. (Pierre), 1779-1850
Afrique Meridionale
Afrique Meridionale
Insets, enlargement of southern tip of Africa, islands northeast of Madagascar, Mascareignes islands, Kerguelen island. Prime meridian through London; Top right: 'Atlas, en 65 feuilles, No. 53'., Paris. Brue, Adrien Hubert, 1786-1832
Afrique Physique
Afrique Physique
Insets: Engraving of diamond fields by Fillatreau and Soudain. Heights of peaks and depths of lakes in Africa., Paris. Migeon, J.
Afrique avec ses principales Divisions et leurs Capitales
Afrique avec ses principales Divisions et leurs Capitales
Prime meridian through Ferro Island and Paris. Top right: 4., Unknown. Anonymous
Afrique publicee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans Primier Prince du Sang
Afrique publicee sous les auspices de Monseigneur le Duc d'Orleans Primier Prince du Sang
Similar features to Clouet's map (see NOR 0088). Large wall map of two double-folding sheets. Inset of Azores; Prime meridian through Ferro Island., Paris. Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d', 1697-1782
Algeria (L'Algerie)
Algeria (L'Algerie)
Insets: Oran & Environs ; Algiers & Environs ; Constantine & Environs., Edinburgh. A. Fullarton & Co.
Allegorical source of Nile. Tzana or Lake of Dembea
Allegorical source of Nile. Tzana or Lake of Dembea
Dedication from Baines Barrington to James Bruce.
Altera Generalis Tab. Secundum Ptol
Altera Generalis Tab. Secundum Ptol
Smaller German edition of this map in Munster's Cosmographia (1550). Surrounding the earth are "billowing clouds and numerous wind gods". Another Latin title on verso., Basel. Munster, Sebastian, 1489-1552
An Accurate Map of Africa Drawn from the best Authorities
An Accurate Map of Africa Drawn from the best Authorities
Includes a portion of the bulge of Brazil; Prime meridian through London., London. Bowen, Emanuel, d. 1767
An Accurate Map of the Coast of Cape de Verde
An Accurate Map of the Coast of Cape de Verde
Inset: Cape Emanuel and Goree Island. Bottom left: No. 49. Bottom right: Plate XXVII. Vol. 2 p. 245., London. Kitchin, Thomas, d. 1784
Ancient Africa or Libya, Part I (western section)
Ancient Africa or Libya, Part I (western section)
London. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Ancient Africa or Libya, Part II (eastern section)
Ancient Africa or Libya, Part II (eastern section)
London. Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain)
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
London. Baldwin & Cradock
Antient and Modern Egypt
Antient and Modern Egypt
London. Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794
Antient and Modern Egypt
Antient and Modern Egypt
London. Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794
Antient and Modern Egypt
Antient and Modern Egypt
London. Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794
Antiquorum Africae Episcopatuum
Antiquorum Africae Episcopatuum
Amsterdam. Covens, Jean; Mortier, Corneille
Aphrica
Aphrica
German text on verso mentions the work of Leo Africanus. Also states of Da Gama's voyage and the fact that the inhabitants are black., Cologne. Bussemacher, Johann, fl. 1580-1613
Aphricae Tabula II
Aphricae Tabula II
Rivers inaccurately drawn. Legend at upper left contains all of the town names in Latin. Top left: 964. Top right: 965. Bottom right: XX5., Basel. Munster, Sebastian, 1489-1552
Aphricae Tabula IIII
Aphricae Tabula IIII
"This map is identified as a Ptolemy edition of 1571, probably by Munster." Trapezoidal projection. Title on verso: Quarta Aphricae Tabula, continent interiorem Libyam et Aethiopiam quae sub Aegypto ..., Basel. Petri, Heinrich, 1508-1579
Atlas Des Ganzen Erdkreises in der Central Projection
Atlas Des Ganzen Erdkreises in der Central Projection
Extends to include the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Arabia and part of Asia and India., Unknown. Reichard, C. G. (Christian Gottlieb), 1758-1837
Barbaria
Barbaria
Two parallel maps on one sheet, 21 x 57 cm. and 26 x 57 cm. The upper map shows North Africa. The lower map illustrates an enlarged area of Barbaria. Top right: 150., Amsterdam. Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
Barbariae et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio
Barbariae et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio
French text, p. 115; Watermark., Antwerp. Plantin
Barbariae et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio
Barbariae et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio
Latin text, p. 127; Watermark., Antwerp. (?) Vrients
Barbariae et Guineae Maritimi a Freto Gibralta ad Fluvium Gambiae cum Insulis Salsis Flandricis et Canaricis
Barbariae et Guineae Maritimi a Freto Gibralta ad Fluvium Gambiae cum Insulis Salsis Flandricis et Canaricis
Map includes coast of Spain and Portugal. The sea shows several ships engaged in battle. Two compass roses radiate numerous rhumb lines. The cartouche illustrates a scene of a Moor holding a decapited head. Similar cartouche to van Keulen map (see NOR 0267)., Amsterdam. Ottens, R. (Reinier), 1698-1750; Ottens, J. (Josua), 1704-1765
Basse Aethiopie qui Comprend les Royaume de Congo, Coste, et Pays des Cafres, Empires du Monomotapa, et Monoemugi
Basse Aethiopie qui Comprend les Royaume de Congo, Coste, et Pays des Cafres, Empires du Monomotapa, et Monoemugi
"The fictitious states are given fictious boundaries and the interior is marked with large cities such as Vigiti Magna and Monomotapa.", Paris. Mariette, Pierre, 1603-1657
Bowles's New Pocket map of the Coast of Africa, from Sta. Cruz ... to Angola ... with explanatory notes and a correct chart of the Gold Coast
Bowles's New Pocket map of the Coast of Africa, from Sta. Cruz ... to Angola ... with explanatory notes and a correct chart of the Gold Coast
A descriptive panel states historic and topographic details. Inset: A Correct Chart of the Gold Coast according to the Sr. Danville on a larger scale (scale in British and French sea leagues)., London. Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793
Calabar and Bonny Rivers. From an Original Survey by Capt. William Newton, Late of the Port of Bristol, communicated by Mr Pocock
Calabar and Bonny Rivers. From an Original Survey by Capt. William Newton, Late of the Port of Bristol, communicated by Mr Pocock
Guide to the west coast estuaries." Numerous soundings, bars and breakers are stated. The interior indicates places such as, Rough Corner, Yam Town and an English burial-place. Title across the top: Western Coast of Africa. Illustrative Chart 1., London. Cadell & Davies
Cap de Bonne Esperance
Cap de Bonne Esperance
Insets: Table Bay and a whaling station, the other a ground-plan of the Fort. Top right: 327., Paris. Fer, Nicolas de, 1646-1720

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