West Africa
Guinee - Jean Baptiste Bourgignon d’ Anville c.1775.
An elegant copperplate engraved map of the West African coastline from Sierra Leone to
the equator with, inset, a detailed map of the Gold Coast.  A good example of a classic
map by the most influential cartographer of the period.  Published in Paris.
30 x 67cms O.C. M.F. (48 x 85cms)
Price: GBP110.00
WA15
Guinea Nova  Descriptio - Jodocus Hondius c.1636.
A fine example of a famous map of West Africa.  A copperplate engraving by one of the
foremost craftsmen of the 17th century, who lived and worked in Amsterdam.  Highly
decorative, the map includes an inset of the island of St. Thomas, an elaborate cartouche,
and sailing ships set in the ‘moire’ pattern sea that became something of a Hondius
trademark.
35 x 50cms M.F. (58 x 71cms)
Price: GBP350.00
WA1
Guinea - Harrison – drawn from D’Anville c.1778.
An English, slightly smaller version of D’Anville’s Guinee.  Published by Harrison, a well
known London printer and engraver.
22 x 46cms O.C. M.F. (48 x 68cms)
Price: GBP65.00
WA16
Guinee - Alain Manesson Mallet c.1685.
A pretty miniature map of the Guinea coast complete with spectacular cartouche borrowed
from Blaeu/Jansson.  Published in Mallet’s Description de l’Univers, first issued in Paris in
1683.
14 x 10cms F.C M.F. (40 x 33cms)
Price: GBP70.00
WA4
Guinea - Jan Jansson c.1660.
An important map of the whole of West Africa which is an excellent example of the work
of this leading Dutch cartographer, contemporary and rival of Blaeu.  The land mass is
decorated with fauna and the sea dominated by a wonderful ornamental cartouche with
putti and bottom left, two further putti carrying an elephant’s tusk.
38 x 52cms O.C. M.F. (57 x 72cms)
Price: GBP320.00
WA3
Western Africa - Tallis & Co. c.1851.
A map of the whole of West Africa which features 4 excellent steel engraved vignette
views of important cities, enclosed in a decorative border.  Tallis’ ‘Illustrated Atlas of the
World’ was the last of the great ornamental atlases published in England.
24 x 33cms O.C. M.F. (45 x 54cms)
Price: GBP75.00
WA5
Nigritarium Regio - John Ogilby c. 1670.
A fine example of a highly decorative map of the whole of West Africa, extending south to
Angola.  Inland areas feature animals and birds and in the sea, numerous sailing vessels.  
Two elaborate cartouches containing scale and title, include vignettes of Europeans and
Africans trading ivory and gin, together with an allegorical scene of putti playing with wild
animals observed by Neptune.
27 x 37cms M.F. (48 x 58cms)
Price: GBP160.00
WA2
Western Africa - John Pinkerton c.1813.
Published by Cadell & Davies, Strand, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown,
Paternoster Row, London, for Pinkerton’s Modern Atlas - printed in elephant folio format
and now quite rare .  John Pinkerton was an Edinburgh based cartographer whose large
scale maps are now highly regarded.  This is an extraordinarily well-engraved map of West
Africa from Portendic (north of Senegal) to the modern-day Republic of Benin.  The land
mass includes mountain ranges that do not exist and many towns and settlements placed
incorrectly.  Also, an obligatory reference to ‘cannibals’.
Slightly soiled 50 x 69cms O.C.
Price: GBP150.00
WA14
Soudan Occidental Senegal et Guinee - E. Dumas-Vorzet c.1859.
A small French map of West Africa from Cap Blanc to the Congo, published by Hachette.
Interesting because it includes the route followed by Dr. Barthe, legendary explorer, on
his various peregrinations throughout the western Sudan.  Also because the coastal
settlements of the various European powers are shown – 15 years before the real
‘scramble for Africa’ that led to the Congress of Berlin, began.
12 x 17cms
Price: GBP10.00
WA13
La Guinee et pays circomvoisins - N. Sanson d’Abbeville c.1670.
The Guinea coast from Sierra Leone round to the Congo.  A very attractive 17th century
map showing much speculative inland detail of settlements and non-existent mountain
ranges.  The river Niger flows west-east onwards across the continent instead of the
great bend south to the delta and the gulf of Guinea.  Curamo waters (Lagos lagoon) also
shown as an inland lake.  Title cartouche.
18 x 32cms O.C. M.F. (37 x 50cms)
Price: GBP55.00
WA7
A New & Correct Map of Negroland and Guinea - G. Rollos c.1770.
A rare 18th century English map, showing the whole of West Africa from Mauretania to
northern Angola.  Rollos basically made amendments to an engraved plate originally by
Emanuel Bowen.  The Guinea coast is shown subdivided into territories; ‘Grain Coast’,
‘Tooth Coast’, etc.  The Niger river misplaced as usual and some interesting names given
to inland regions; ‘State of Conche’.  Kano is also marked as Karna.  The Lagos lagoon
appears as a huge inland lake and in the Delta area there is a vast and non-existent inlet.  
Good title cartouche.
20 x 30cms O.C. M.F. (36 x 46cms)
Price: GBP90.00
WA8
Afrique ou Libie Ulterieure ou sont Le Saara ou Desert, Le Pays Des
Negres, La Guinee, &c. - Nicholas Sanson c.1652.
Published in Paris by the founder of the French school of mapmakers.  This is an excellent
example of this famous map in original hand-colouring.  It is a slightly smaller version of
the map used by Richard Blome as the source for the engraving (item no.WA40) below.
18 x 29cms F.C. M.
Price: GBP150.00
WA9    
Africa or Libia Ulteriour - Richard Blome c.1670.
A very scarce and sought after map, from Blome's 'A Geographical Description Of The
Four Parts Of The World', this map was engraved by Francis Lamb.  This and all the other
maps in the atlas were copied and translated into English from the French cartographer,
Nicholas Sanson's 'Cartes Generales de toutes les Parties du Monde' of 1658.  This is
acknowledged in the full title of the map.
The map is dedicated to the 'Company of Royall Adventurers of England tradeing into
Africa' and the company's coat of arms appears bottom right.  Blome funded his
publications by subscription and in return for paid advances, individuals or companies had
their coats of arms printed on the map(s) of their choice.
29 x 38cms
Price: GBP200.00
WA10    
Carte de la Coste Occidentale d'Afrique - JN Bellin c.1750.
The West African coast from just south of the Gambia river to Benguela.  A Dutch edition
engraved by JV Schley of a French map originally by Bellin and used by Barbot.
19 x 24cms
Price: GBP75.00
WA11
A chart of the Western Coast of Africa - from the twelfth degree of
Latitude to the eleventh degree South, with the adjacent Islands -
English c.1755.
An English version of Bellin's chart no WA41 above.  The West African coast from just
south of the Gambia river to Benguela.
19 x 24cms
Price: GBP75.00
WA12
Western Africa - Tallis & Co. c.1851.
A map of the whole of West Africa which features 4 excellent steel engraved vignette
views of important cities, enclosed in a decorative border.  Tallis’ ‘Illustrated Atlas of the
World’ was the last of the great ornamental atlases published in England.
24 x 33cms O.C. M.F. (45 x 54cms)
Price: GBP75.00
WA6
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