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Selected Maps: 1 to 16 of 129

Cartographer: Waldseemuller/Fries
Title: : Tabula nova partis Africae
Date: 1541      Size: 17 x 13 inches
Published: Vienne
Description: The second-earliest printed map to focus exclusively on Southern Africa, predated only by Martin Waldseemuller's rare map of 1513. [Karrow 28/41]
Map Ref: AFR3972
Cartographer: Petrus Bertius
Title: : Africae pars meridional.
Date: 1618      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Attractive miniature map of Southern Africa. Decorative ship flying the Dutch flag celebrates the Dutch expansion into Southern Africa at this time.Latin text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5389
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Aethiopia Inferior, vel Exterior
Date: c. 1640      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Decorative Dutch Golden Age map of Southern Africa, with a charming cartouche and animals. This is one of the most iconic seventeenth-century maps of the region. Original hand-colour. French text on verso.
Map Ref: AFR5844
Cartographer: Nicolas & Guillaume Sanson
Title: : Pays, et Coste des Caffres: Empires du Monomotapa Monoemugi
Date: 1656      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Southern Africa, an attractive map showing mountains and rivers, with the empire of Monomotapa covering most of the interior. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5724
Cartographer: Athanasius Kircher
Title: : Hydrophylacium Africae precipuum in Montibus Lunae
Date: 1665      Size: 16 x 13 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early map speculating about the source of the Nile being from an underground lake in the Mountains of the Moon.
Map Ref: AFR5326
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: : The Empire of Monomotapa and ye Coast of Cafres
Date: 1688      Size: 6 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Miniature map of Southern Africa dividing the region between native kingdoms as they were known to contemporary European settlers. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5960
Cartographer: Pierre Duval
Title: : Southern Africa
Date: 1694      Size: 5 x 4 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Miniature coloured map of Southern Africa divided into mythical kingdoms.
Map Ref: AFR4918
Cartographer: Vincenzo Coronelli
Title: : [Southern Africa & Madagascar]
Date: 1696      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Venice
Description: Stunning globe gore centring on Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. Slight worming.
Map Ref: AFR5470
Cartographer: Pierre Mortier
Title: : Carte Particuliere des Costes du Cap de Bone Esperance
Date: 1700      Size: 34 x 23 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Beautiful example of Mortier's chart detailing the southern tip of Africa, from the Cape of Good Hope to Ponta das Pedras with two insets detailing Table Bay and Cape Town. Magnificent original hand colour. (BC)
Map Ref: AFR6055
Cartographer: Nicolas De Fer
Title: : Partie Meridionale D'Afrique
Date: 1702      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: Paris
Description: An early map of South Africa that postulates on the tribes, settlements and geographical features in the continents interior. European discoveries are noted around the coast.
Map Ref: AFR5599
Cartographer: Pierre Mortier
Title: : Carte Particuliere des Costes d'Afrique depuis C. Del Gado jusques Rio Mocambo
Date: 1708      Size: 19 x 23 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Glorious example of Mortier's chart of the Comoro Islands and the Mozambique coast. Magnificent original hand colour.
Map Ref: AFR6052
Cartographer: Pieter van der Aa
Title: : Le Cap de Bonne Esperance
Date: 1713      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: Leiden
Description: This is one of the most attractive early maps focusing on the Cape of Good Hope. It shows the coast from the Bay of Saldahna in the north to the lower part of False Bay in the south.
Map Ref: AFR6128
Cartographer: Francois Valentyn
Title: : [Cape Town]
Date: 1727      Size: 14 x 11 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: One of the earliest commercially available depictions of Cape Town and its environs.
Map Ref: AFR6127
Cartographer: Covens & Mortier
Title: : Le Cap de Bonne Esperance
Date: c. 1730      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Attractive, detailed map of the Cape of Good Hope and the Dutch settlement, Capetown. Based contemporary sources. First published by Pieter van der Aa in 1713. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: AFR6019
Cartographer: Covens & Mortier
Title: : Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres
Date: c. 1730      Size: 25 x 20 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Important map of southern Africa based on Guillaume de l'Isle's new geography. The unexplored interior of the continent is filled with imagined mountains, rivers, and kingdoms. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: AFR5331
Cartographer: Emanuel Bowen
Title: : A New & Accurate Map of the Southern Parts of Africa
Date: 1747      Size: 17 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: An attractive map of southern Africa from Congo and Kenya to the Cape. The region's empires and kingdoms are drawn as they were known to Europeans at the time. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR6204