This is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of Antique African Maps and Prints.
001afrc: 1754 Bellin Print of Africa Natives. This beautiful copper-engraved print of native Africans was published in 1754 by Jacques Nicolas Bellin. The print shows what Bellin considered to be a typical scene in African life. It is titled "Village et Hutes des Hottentots." It shows several men building a small house, with two small children playing nearby. The print is hand colored, and it is in excellent condition with no tears, stains or other blemishes. It would look fantastic in a frame! Size is 7"x10". $60
002afrc: 1907 Africa Map. Printed in litho color by Rand McNally. Large scale, with inset of Suez Canal.
20x29 in. $80
003afrc: 1862 Johnson Africa Map. Large scale hand colored antique map. Inset map of St. Helena, with inset engraved views of Cape Town and Port Natal. 18x26 $100
005afrc: 1878 Africa Map. Hand colored map from Britannica, 1878.
Genuine antique. 10-1/2x14-1/2 in. $40
006afrc: 1880 Africa Map. Very interesting hand colored engraved map by Gray. Insets of St. Helena and the Nile Delta. 14-1/2x17-1/2 in. $90
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007afrc: 1884 Bradley Africa Map. Excellent hand colored antique map, with inset maps of St. Helena Island, and the Nile Delta. 22x15 in. $80
008afrc: 1880 Johnson Map of Africa. Authentic antique, hand colored copper engraving. With small insets of St. Helena and Cape Verde Islands. 10-1/2x12-1/2 in.
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009afrc: 1862 Johnson Africa Map. Large scale hand colored antique map. Inset map of St. Helena, with inset engraved views of Cape Town and Port Natal. 18x26 $100
100afrc: 1795 Map: Senegal, Gambia West Africa. Engraved map by J.B. Poirson, published as an illustration to a book circa 1795. Map title is "Carte de la Cote Occidentale de lAfrique, Depuis le Cap Blanc Jusqua La Riv. De Serra Leonne." Shows mountains, rivers, cities and villages throughout the area. Interesting, detailed map from a period when much of Africa was still unexplored by Europeans. 15x17 in. $150
101afrc: 1866 Mitchell Map of Africa. Engraved, hand colored map of the African continent from S. Augustus Mitchells world atlas of 1866. Cities, major roads and geographical features are all shown. The interior of the continent is labeled as "Unknown Interior." A small inset map of the island of St. Helena is in the lower left corner. 12x15 in. $80
102afrc: 1838 Bradford Map of Africa. Fascinating map, with original hand coloring, from T.G. Bradfords famous world atlas of 1838. This map is from the 1846 printing of the atlas, and the phrase "corrected to 1846" appears below the bottom border. Regions throughout the continent are colored separately. Cities and geographical features are shown primarily along the coasts. The interior is almost completely blank, because Europeans had not yet explored those areas. $300
103afrc: 1742 Albrizzi Map: Cape of Good Hope Africa. Nicely hand colored, engraved map of the Cape of Good Hope, drawn by Albrizzi and printed in 1742. Title of the map is "Carta Geografica del Capo di Buona Speranza." The title is surrounded by a beautiful, decorative scene showing native Africans and animals. Above the title, in the ocean, there are images of sailing ships and a small compass rose. On the land, cities, towns and geographical features are shown. A key in the upper right corner explains (in Italian) the various symbols that appear on the land areas. This map is in very good condition, printed on hand laid paper. There is a very light ink stain in the bottom right corner, but it is not at all visually distracting. Other than that, there are no blemishes.
14x18 in. $400
104afrc: 1753 Natives on Gold Coast of Africa. Hand colored copper engraving, printed on hand laid paper in 1753 as an illustration to a book. Title of the scene is "Habits on the Gold Coast." Four African natives are shown, wearing traditional dress. This print would look very nice in a frame! 9x15 in. $75
201afrc: Antique 1759 Map of South Africa: RARE! Beautifully hand colored, engraved map of the Southern tip of Africa, drawn by Salmon and printed in 1759. Title is "A Map of the Country of the Hottentots, Towards the Cape of Good Hope." The entire area is divided into colonies, and the locations of cities and towns are shown. Forts, roads and geographical features are shown as well. There is a small compass rose on the far left side. This map is printed on hand laid paper. The original mark from the copper printing plate can be seen around the map border. 15x19 in. $150
202afrc: Antique RARE Map of North Africa, by Dunn. Beautiful, engraved map of North Africa, with original outline hand coloring, drawn by Samuel Dunn and printed in 1786. Full title is "A Map of Barbary, Containing the Kingdoms of Marocco, Fez, Algier, Tunis and Tripoli, with the Adjacent Countries." Cities and towns are shown throughout North Africa, as well as geographical features. In the Southern areas, there are many notations describing the countryside, agriculture and commerce of various regions. This map is in excellent condition. 18x22 in. $200
203afrc: Antique Africa Native Music Scene: 1746. Beautifully engraved image, printed on hand laid paper in 1746. Title is "Negros Playing Upon Kalabasses." On the left side, a man is playing music by rubbing a stick against a hollow gourd. A woman on the right is dancing, and playing a tambourine. This item is in excellent condition. The original mark from the copper printing plate can be seen around the image. 8x13 in. $120
207afrc: 1650 Views of West African Coastline, by Kip. Two hand-colored, engraved views by J. Kip, showing scenes on the Western coast of Africa. Location is not clear; probably in the vicinity of Ghana. Published circa 1650. Top view is titled "The Prospect of Little Comendo." Bottom is titled "The Prospect of the Town and Castle del Mina, Being at NNE about 2 Miles." Excellent condition. 13x15 in. $150
208afrc: 1650 West Africa Coast Scene, by Kip. Hand-colored, engraved scene by J. Kip, titled "The Prospect of the Fort St. Anthony at Axim." Shows a view of the fort as seen from the water, with small villages in the background. Location is on the Western coast of Africa, near Accra in Ghana. Excellent condition. 13x15 in. $200
210afrc: 1753 Africa Scenes: Volcano, Ships in Harbor. Two hand-colored, engraved scenes, drawn by G. Child and published in 1753. Top scene is titled "View of the Island of Fogo or Fire." Bottom is titled "Puerto Grande or Harbour of St. Vincent." Excellent condition. 9x14 in. $125
211afrc: 1753 View: City of Loango, in the Congo Africa. Beautifully hand colored, panoramic view titled "The City of Loango." Drawn by G. Childs, and published by Salmon in 1753. Loango is on the African coast in what is now Congo Brazzaville. Palaces can be seen in the middle of the town, with a temple on the horizon. Very good condition, printed on hand-laid paper. 15x18 in. $125
212afrc: 1850 Cowperthwait Map of Africa. Beautiful, engraved map, with original hand coloring, published in 1850 by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. The continent is divided into European colonies. A key in the upper right corner lists the names and African possessions of the European colonial powers. In the lower left corner, there is an inset map of Liberia with descriptions of its geography and history. Excellent condition.
13x17 in. $100
213afrc: Fascinating 1812 Map of Africa. Hand colored, engraved map of the African continent, published in 1812 by an English cartographer. Title is "A Map of Africa, from the Best Authorities." The continent is divided into five large regions: 1) Sarra or the Desert; 2) Negro Land; 3) Lower Ethiopia; 4) Upper Ethiopia; and 5) Cafreria. Smaller divisions within the region are also shown, as well as cities, rivers and mountains. 9x14 in. $150
214afrc: Very nice hand colored lithograph from 1861. Plantations de Musa Ensete en Abyssinie. Very nice print of a Banana Plantation.
4.5x6.5 in. $30
215afrc: Two part map of Africa. Beautiful hand colored map, published in 1854 by A & C Black. Upper portion titled, Africa, North Part. Lower portion titled, Africa South Part. 12.5x17 in. $50
216afrc: Hand colored map of Africa published in 1857 by A & C Black. Beautiful map with insets of Madeira and Port of Aden in lower corners.
12.5x17 in. $50
217afrc: This beautiful, hand-colored map is titled "A new and accurate map of the Empire of Japan. Laid down from the memoirs of the Portuguese and Dutch; and particularly from the Jesuit Missionaries." It was published in 1747 by French cartographer Emanuel Bowen, as an illustration to a geography text book. Japan is somewhat distorted in the map image, but there is no shortage of detail. Forests, silver mines, towns, islands, lakes and mountains are all shown. The image extends as far north as the city of Sapporo, on the island of Hokaido. The upper left corner contains a decorative cartouche, with two Japanese gentlemen on either side of the the title, and the disembodied head of a European man sending light beams down from above. This map has had some professional repairs done to the borders to reinforce the edges. It would look fantastic in a frame! Size is 14x17 in. $250
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1747 Hand color copper engraved map of the Isle De Madagascar autrement Isle De St. Laurent, Par N.B. Ingr. de la Marine, 1747, Echelles.
12-1/2 x 10-1/4 in. $150
1855 Colton's AFRICA map - (Southern Sheet), published by J.H. Colton, No. 172. Hand colored antique map with very ornate border in excellent condition.
1855 J.H. Colton original hand colored engraved map of Africa with inset top right showing the Delta of the Nile.
17-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. $150
AFRICA. 1545 Munster (Sebastian) Aphricae Tabula II. Showing the North African coast, Sicily, Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas with a large sailing ship in distress. This old map comes from one of the finest atlases by one of the earliest mapmakers of the 16th Century. Lovely rare copperplate engraving on handmade rag. Some damage along the lower centerfold. Measuring 16" x 12" plus margins.
AFRICA. 1790 Bonne Le Canal de Mosambique , L'Isle de Madagascar. Watercolor copperplate engraving on handmade rag. Excellent condition. 14.5 x 10" plus margins.
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