Antique Maps of Madagascar, Mauritius, La Reunion and the Seychelles
Enjoy these historical maps of Madagascar known earlier as the Island of San Lorenzo.
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"La France Ile Bourbon" ( La Reunion)
Steel engraving map by Ch.
Dyonnet after A. Vuillemin. Published in Paris by J. Migeon,
.In the upper right is a
portrait of Evariste de Parny ( 1753- 1814 ) a French
Tiny repaired tear ca 6mm on left margin edge.
Page size 26 cm x 35 cm ( 10.2
x 13,7 ")
Order Nr. FRANCEMAP247185
"Isola Di Madagascar o sia di San Lorenzo di M. Bellin". Copper engraving by Bellin ca 1760.
This map is west-oriented (west is at the top). The heavier line on the left side is the Tropic of Capricorn.
Map has several folds to fit book size. Light creasing at bottom of map.
16.5 x 22.6 cm ( 6.5 x 8.9 ")
Order Nr. MADAGASCAR1616
Very detailed map of Madagascar
published 1894. In the lower right are two
21.5 x 14 cm ( 8.4 x 5.5 ")
Order Nr. MADAGASCAR248924
"Isola di Madagascar o di S. Lorenzo scoperto da Portughesi nel'Anno 1506..." Copper etching by Vincenzo Marco Coronelli (1650 - 1718). Published in his world atlasăCorso geografico universale, ó sia la terra divisa nelle sue parti", Venice, 1692/94.
Probably the most detailed, largest and decorative map of the island of Madagascar formerly named San Lorenzo by the discoverers, the Portugese. Shows also in detail the Comorra Islands Group and, very nice an detailed the Ile de Bourbon, better known as Ile de ăReunion". Also showing the nearest coast line of Mozambique.
Condition: Excellent! Horizontal centerfold.
60 x 45 cm (23.6 x 17.7")
Order Nr. MADAGASCAR234612
Sued-Afrika & Madagascar
Steel engraving by Stier, Terrain and Jungmann after Habenicht for Stieler. Dated 1871. Original outline coloring.
The inset in the lower left shows Table Bay and False Bay. The various color outlines show the boundaries os the european colonies at the time.
Map has a repair on lower centerfold. Otherwise Good condition.
33.2 x 40 cm ( 13 x 15.7 ")
Order Nr. AFRICA235814
"Cartes Particulares des Isles de France, de Bourbon, et de Rodrique." "Carte Générale Des Ilses don les figures ci dessus offrent un plus ample détail". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Attractive hand coloring.
In the upper left is the Isles of Bourbon (now Réunion), famous for its vanila. In the center is the Isle de France and on the right is Isle Rodrigue (Rodriquez). At the bottom are the three islands shown in position east of Madagascar.
Map has vertical fold with some light creases. Tiny repaired ter on lower margin edge.
21 x 31.7 cm ( 8.2 x 12.4 ")
"Isola S. Laurentii vulgo Madagascar". Copper etching by Arnoldus Montanus (Latinized for Arnold van den Berghe (1625 - 1683). Published in ăDe nieuwe en onbekende wereld" (The new and unknown world). Amsterdam 1673. Original hand coloring
Detailed map of Madagascar, S. Apollonia, (Ile de Bourbon, nowadays ăReunion"), because it was discovered by the Portugese Mascarenhas on the patrron day of Apollonia. Also shows island group of Comorra and the coast line of Mazambique.
Heavy general age toning. Two creases lower left and repair in upper left corner
28 x 36.3 cm (11 x 14.3")
Order Nr. MADAGASCAR234611
"Carte du Congo et du Pays des Cafres" Copper etching by Jean Covens and Corneille Mortier. Amsterdam, ca. 1700/10. Bright original hand coloring.
Map shows in great detail (of the time) Africa from the equator to the Cape of Good Hope. It also shows in detail the Island of Madagascar and the various island groups in the Indian Ocean, including Reunion and Maurice.
Except for the right side, which obviously was in poor shape and has restored tears and creases as well as an added margin, and a vertical crease running down the middle of the image, except for all of that the actual image has a strong, clear impression and is interesting on account of the shown detail with borderlines of long gone kingdoms and the information about various tribes and their areas. Just to name a few: Kingdxom of Mataman, Kingdom of Quiteve, Kingdom of Sabia, Kingdom of Mongale, Kingdom of Nimeamaie or Mono-Emugi, Kingdom of Matamba, Kingdom of Angola, Kingdom of Abutua, Kingdom of Benguela, Kingdom of Macoco or Anzico And tribes: Caffers, Jagas Anthropopha, Zanguebar, Namaguas, Hottentots, Maracates, Bokkemeale and several others. This map gives ample information about ethnic kinships Southern Africa, south of the equator.
50 x 60 cm (19.7 x 23.6")
$ 550.00 (in spite of the less than good condition)
Order Nr. AFRICA234610
"Africa entworfen und gezeichnet vom Major Radefeld 1856" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1860. Original outline coloring.
Interesting map of Africa showing the European colonies of the time in various outline colors. In the upper right is an inset showing the Pic of Teide and the plant regions of Teneriffa.
Map is in good condition.
18.8 x 25.3 cm ( 7.2 x 9.1 ")
Order Nr. AFRICAMAP235802
Copper etching from "Descrption
de L'Univers" by Allain Mallet.
14 x 9.7 cm ( 5.5 x 3.8 ")
Order Nr. INDIA1689
"Africae Tabula Nova edita Antwerpiae 1570" Copper etching from "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Very fine original hand coloring. Text on reverse side: Latin. Original hand coloring.
One of the first maps of all of Africa with great detail for such an early age. In the lower left isthe northeast coast of Brazil.
General age toning. Margins have some traces of age and use. Some small areals of thin paper along centerfold (only seen when held agains light) In general very nice condition of this very beautiful map of Africa.
37.2 x 50.4 cm (14.6 x 19.8")
Order Nr. AFRICA1667
"Descrittione Dell'Isola Di San Lorenzo".Copper etching from "L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo" (The most famous islands of the world by Thomas Porcacchi (1530 - 1585) and engraved by Girolamo Porro. The first edition of this work was published in Venice in 1572. This is from the second edition, 1620.
The map at the bottom is an enlargement from the page shown above.This somewhat northeast-oriented map of the Malagasy Republic (Madagascar) shows lots of topographical detail, including many small islands. Notice the two sea monsters. A second page of text (Italian) is included with history and geography of the island.
The map image is clean. The map page has water stains in the two left corners not affecting text. The same spots are on the text page in the two right corners. Both pages have a repaired worm track in margin. Light toning and minimal spotting in text. Condition is Almost Very Good.
Page size: 27.7 x 19.8 cm ( 10.9 x 7.8
Order Nr. MADAGASCAR1651
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