A Provisional Map of N.W, Rhodesia

Fold out map. Edward Stanford, Geographer to the King blind-stamped on bottom right hand corner. c.1908.

Price – $160.00 (ZAR-1800.00)

A Tourist Map of Rhodesia.

Scale: 22 kilometres to 10 millimetres. Minor edge-wear.


Price – $12.00 (ZAR-150.00)

Animals and Maps.

The history of animal illustrations on maps. Red boards in very good condition. DW is price clipped and has a 4cm tear to the front with some chipping to the top edge. Illustrated feps. Contents clean and well bound.

Price – $38.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Carte d’Afrique Dressee pour l’usage du Roy…

This map is one of the series of revised maps that L’Isle first issued in 1722. In this redrawn version, L’Isle makes further improvements. He separates the Senegal and Niger rivers, making the latter rise in the Kingdom of Tombut and flow eastwards to Lake Bournou. Inland from Zanzibar he inserts a large lake, Moravi (Nyasa), with the mountains of Lapata—the spine of the world. A typical L’Isle cartouche is drawn at the top right corner. (source Norwich, map#78)



Price – $580.00 (ZAR-5800.00)

Chart outline of the Quelimane District Charter. Prepared by the Governor of the District, Filipe Carlos Dias de Carvalho, Lieutanant Captain of the Navy

Fold-out map with a few small stains on the cloth. Marks and creasing to the front cover. Some light foxing to the the map.

Price – $90.00 (ZAR-950.00)

Collector’s Guide to the Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa

Reference work, illustrated.

Price – $65.00 (ZAR-680.00)

Contour-Coloured World Map series : Central & East Africa

With Boundaries, Roads and Railways. Scale : 1 : 4 000 000.


Price – $35.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Esboco Da Carta do Distrito de Quelimane. Eleborado pelo Governador do Distrito.

Language: Portuguese. Translated: Sketch map of Quelimane District. Prepared by the District Governor, Captain Lieutenant of the Navy. Quelimane is a seaport of Mocambique.


Price – $90 (ZAR-950.00)

Explorers’ Maps

An historical look at maps and charts from the medieval travellers to the more accurate and sophisticated maps of the 19th century. Numerous b&w illustrations.

Price – $18.00 (ZAR-230.00)

Geological Survey of Natal and Zululand

A set of the three reports compiled after the geological survey of Natal and Zululand in 1901. Includes black and white plates and fold-out maps.

Price – $80.00 (ZAR-700.00)

History of the War in South Africa 1899 – 1902 Vol 1-4

An extremely thorough and comprehensive look at the three year war between the British and the Boers in South Africa. Includes four volumes of maps. There are 4 text volumes and 4 accompanying slipcases with folding maps. The set lacks the text volume I and  2 maps. Volume II lack map 58 and volume IV lacks map 20E.

Condition: Good, wear to head and foot of spines, foxing to prelims. The slipcases of the map volumes are quite battered and there are library markings to two of them.

Price – $310.00 (ZAR-3500.00)

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)

Maps and Map-Makers

An historical account of the progression of various techniques in map-making, through the various cartographers and map makers. Bound in brown cloth covered boards. Small bookseller’s label to corner of front paste down. Light foxing to latter pages, some spotting to edges and faded dyed top edge, else VG. Dust jacket poor with front flap detached, most of spine missing and various other chips, also significantly foxed.

Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

Niger Coast (Map)

Large map of the Niger coast. Bound in red cloth covered boards. Boards and spine show damp stains and scuffing. These is some evidence of damp to the verso, but the condition of the map itself is very good overall. Binding is sound.


Price – $370.00 (ZAR-3800.00)

Nouveau Paris – Monumental. Avec le parcours du Metropolitain.

10 printed pages of text in French, English, German and Spanish. A guide to Parisian monuments, galleries, and churches. Includes large double-sided colour pull out map of Paris with vignettes of buildings and structures.

Price – $25.00 (ZAR-300.00)

Report of a Magnetic Survey of South Africa

With multiple maps, tables and diagrams, some fold out to rear. Bound in quarter cloth with gilt titles to spine. Spine is sunned. Leaves age toned and browned but VG overall.

Price – $35.00 (ZAR-380.00)

Rhodesia – its Natural Resources and Economic Development.

Large folio sized publication with various colour maps, and diagrams. Some blistering to the paste-downs. Maps in good condition. General wear and tear to boards with 3cm crack at the bottom of spine. Inscription and small label on feps.

Price – $45.00 (ZAR-450.00)

Ruwenzori & Imatongs

Being compiled of numerous journal articles from Uganda Journal (September 1955), The Geographical Journal (December 1933) and others unidentified. Contains numerous illustrations and 4 large fold out maps.

Price – $28 (ZAR-300)

Sketch Map of Swaziland. Mineral & Metal Concessions.

Folding linen backed map showing the concessions. Including a table showing the present holder of the grant and to whom the land has now been granted. Published c. 1890. One small burn hole.

Price – $750.00 (ZAR-7500.00)

Tabula hanc Aegypti…

Filippo Pigafetta, an Italian historian and traveler first published this 2 sheet map in his Relatione del reame di Congo in 1598. Pigafetta drew on the work of Duarte Lopes, a Portuguese explorer and introduced considerable new detail. This is one of the few early maps to make meaningful alterations to the geography of Africa. It changes the Ptolemaic conception of the sources of the Nile and indicates the location of lakes Victoria and Tanganyika in this respect.
Condition: good, still in original 2 margin leaves. Margins vary from 14mm to first outside neat line. Laid down on Japanese paper backing.


Price – $2700.00 (ZAR-28000.00)

Taunt’s Map of The River Thames, from Lechlade to London

“The maps reduced from the large illustrated edition, and combined with a guide, giving every information required by the tourist, the oarsman, and the angler.” Bound in green cloth covered boards with gilt titles to front board. Cloth is scuffed and loosening from boards. Some leaves loosed from binding, binding shaken. Fair overall.


Price – $30.00 (ZAR-350.00)

The Story of Maps.

A celebration of cartography from Strabo to World War II. Includes 85 illustrations of early maps, prints and portraits. This Dover edition is an unabridged and unaltered re-publication of the work originally published in 1949.

Price – $12.00 (ZAR-140.00)

Vera et Genvina Fontivm Nili Topographia facta a P. Petro Pais: Societ iesu Anno 1618: die 21. Aprilis in praesentia Imperatoris uid Fol 56.

A three-map sheet. The map at the top left represents the origins of the Nile as explored by Duarte Lopez. The top right map represents the Montes Lunae as the origin of the Nile from Arab sources. The third map shows the Montes Lunae and the river valley in detail as recorded by the Jesuit traveller Paez. Athanasius Kircher, a celebrated Jesuit scholar and polymath travelled extensively and amongst his many interests was translating Coptic and hieroglyphic scripts. He published 40 major works most notably in the fields of comparative religion, geology and medicine. Condition is good. A good crisp impression. Minor marginal repairs including a short tear to the top left margin. Laid on acid free conservation paper.

Price – $900.00 (ZAR-12000.00)