Christie’s Collectors Guides Antique Maps

This copy provides a sound general introduction to the subject for all would-be collectors, as well as precise information for the expert. Numerous illustrations of a range of maps.

Price – $11.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Congo to Cape. Early Portuguese Explorers.

Orange cloth boards with bumping to spine edge and some shelfwear. Minor foxing to feps, top and front edges of pages. Contents clean and well bound. DW have clear adhesive cellophane covers.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-250.00)

Da Viagem Que Em Descobrimento Da India Pelo Cabo da Boa Esperanca Fez Dom Vasco Da Gama Em 1497

This book deals with the historic first voyage of Vasco da Gama, examining the trials and tribulations he faced in his quest to make his way to India. Light wear to the binding and frontis and folding map are foxed.

Price – $360.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

David Livingstone; South African Papers; 1849-1853; Second Series No. 5

A book focusing on Livingstone’s experiences in South Africa and his views on South African policy. With 3 black and white illustrations and 1 fold-out map.


Price – $32.00 (ZAR-320.00)

De Afgestorvene in Afrika.

Text: Dutch. Part 1- 1 plate. Part 2 – 1 plate. Encounters and comments on a journey through the French Quarter in North Africa and the territory of Tunis. Original card wraps coming loose from spine especially to vol 1. Untrimmed edges and some cockling to text block.

Price – $70.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Der Fahrt auf dem Rhein von Mainz bis Koln

Zur Mitgabe und Erinnerung fur Rheinreisende, mit 30 Stahlstichen.
In German, 69pp, 30 engravings, pages foxed and browned. No publication date.




Price – $35.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Deutsch-Südwest-Afrika: Forschungsreisen durch die deutschen Schutzgebiete Gross-Nama- und Hereroland, nach dem Kunene, dem Ngami-See und der Kalaxari, 1884-1887

Research trips by the German protectorates Gross-Nama and Herero country after the Kunene, the Lake Ngami and the Kalaxari, 1884-1887. With numerous b/w illustrations & hand coloured fold out map to rear.




Price – $420.00 (ZAR-5000.00)

Die Deutsche Expedition in Oost-Afrika, 1861 und 1862. Erganzungsheft Nr. 13. Zusammenstellung der Astronomischen, Hypsometrischen und Meteorologischen Beobachtungen im Ost-Agyptischen Sudan und den Nord-Abessinischen Grenzlanden.

Text in German. Compilation of the astronomical, hypsometrical and meteorological observations in Eastern Egyptian Sudan and the Northern Abyssinian borderlands. Along with a general report from Werner Munzinger on the course and its participation in the German expedition from Massua to Kordofan. Limp card wraps with some loss to corners. Colour lithograph frontispiece, 3 fold-out maps and 1 fold out lithograph of a mountain view at the rear. Foxed and age-toned. Corners dog-eared.



Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Die Deutsche Expedition in Oost-Afrika, 1861 und 1862. Erganzungsheft Nr. 13. Zusammenstellung der Astronomischen, Hypsometrischen und Meteorologischen Beobachtungen im Ost-Agyptischen Sudan und den Nord-Abessinischen Grenzlanden.

Text in German. Compilation of the astronomical, hypsometrical and meteorological observations in Eastern Egyptian Sudan and the Northern Abyssinian borderlands. Along with a general report from Werner Munzinger on the course and its participation in the German expedition from Massua to Kordofan. Limp card wraps with some loss to corners. Colour lithograph frontispiece, 3 fold-out maps and 1 fold out lithograph of a mountain view at the rear. Foxed and age-toned. Corners dog-eared.



Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Die Deutsche Expedition in Ost-Afrika, 1861 und 1862 im Ost-Agyptischen Sudan und den Nord-Abessinischen Grenzlanden.

Text: German. Translated: The German Expedition in East Africa 1861 and 1862 in East-Egyptian Sudan and the North-Western Borderlands. Disclosures from Justus Perthes’ Geographical Institute on Important New Explorations in the Fields of Geography by Dr A Petermann, along with a general report by Werner Munzinger on the course and its participation in the German expedition from Massua to Kordofan, Supplement booklet No. 13. Missing Map 4.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Die Reis Naar Kaapstad Van Oom Gijsbert Van Graan En Sijn Ondervindingen Aldaar

In Dutch, with an illustration of Oom Gijsbert van Graan. Previous owner’s bookplate to front pastedown.

Price – $36.00 (ZAR-360.00)

Drama at Ponta Delgada

Story of the Portuguese merchant ship Sao Goncalo, debris from the wreckage of which was found in Plettenberg Bay.With numerous b/w and colour illustrations.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Dwars Door Sumatra. Right Across Sumatra.

An introduction in Dutch and in English, followed by 28 photogravure plates showing scenes from a trip from Medan to Padang. Very good condition in lightly worn card wraps. Gift inscription to the title page and crease to the last plate. No date, circa 1920.


Price – $65.00 (ZAR-650.00)

Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator. A story of nine months experiences in the last of the Soudan Provinces.

Illustrated red cloth boards with some insect damage, bumped and frayed corners. Head and foot of spine frayed. Binding shaken with some wear to the edge papers. Facsimile of Mahdi’s letter to the rear is missing.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Europe’s Discovery of South Africa

Published circa 1935.

Price – $20.00 (ZAR-220.00)

Game Viewing Camps of the Eastern Province of Northern Rhodesia

Giving information on the safari camps at the time, such as distances from major towns, costs and animals that could be viewed at the time.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-200.00)

Gedanken am Wege. Reiseplaudereien aus Deutsch-Sudwestafrika.

Text in German. Travel chats from German Southwest Africa. Circa 1910. Cloth boards with fraying, bumped corners and edge wear. Tide mark throughout on lower right corner of the book. Previous owner’s name stamp on pastedown and page 5 as well as handwritten in black ink on title page.

Price – $78.00 (ZAR-780.00)

Gerstäcker’s Travels. Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Ayres – Ride through the Pampas – Winter journey across the Cordilleras – Chilli – Valparaiso – California and the Gold Fields

Translated from the German. About half the book is dedicated the author’s travels in South America and the other half to his activities on the North American gold fields. New spine with gilt titles. Original red cloth boards with Nelson’s Modern Library devise in gilt to the front board. Double page colour frontis with a neat repair and one other double page illustration. New end-papers. Gilt page edges all round. Some scattered foxing.

Price – $120.00 (ZAR-1400.00)

Golden Tips.

” A description of Ceylon and its great tea industry.” 474pp with black and white plates.

Price – $42 (ZAR-450)

Handbook and Index to accompany a Map of Antarctica.

Produced by the Department of Interior. Includes a map of Graham Land. Paper covered boards are tanned with some marks. Corners bumped. General wear and tear. A 7cm crack along the gutter of spine at the bottom.

Price – $230.00 (ZAR-2200.00)

Helvedet Hinside Havet

‘En straffefanges optegnelser fra Guyana” 213pp, with black and white plates. In very good condition.




Price – $36.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Imaging the Arctic

“The first general account of the photography of the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic.”

Price – $27.00 (ZAR-180.00)

In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria.

With one hundred and fifty woodcut illustrations. New end-papers. Spine and front cover have been replaced. Lacks map on Page 309. Ink stamps on three pages: verso of frontispiece, title page and Author and Publishers notes. Price – $65 (ZAR-500.00)

In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist’s Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo.

Property of and signed twice in pencil by H Rider Haggard. Illustrated tan boards with black and gilt lettering. General edge wear to binding. Water damage to spine and bottom edge causing a few pages to stick together. Water stain spreading inwards at the spine till page 368. Foxing to foldout map. Some loss to the edge of page 61 not affecting text.

Price – $500.00 (ZAR-5500.00)

In Korean Wilds and Villages

Tape repairs to the title page/frontis piece, page 20/21. Several plates/pages detached from binding. Binding is shaken. Previous owner’s inscription to ffep and name inked to page 9.




Price – $90.00 (ZAR-850.00)