East Africa & Zanzibar

 

Maps

Bellin, J. N. Carte de L’Isle de Monbasa (Paris, c. 1753). A copperplate engraving 8 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w.  A map of the island and environs with radials and a small compass rose.  $100

Bellin, J. N. Carte de la Coste Orientale D’Afrique Depuis le XIII Degre de Latitude Meridionale, Jusqu’au XVI Degre de Latitude Septentrionale (Paris, c. 1740). Copperplate engraving, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, with a compass rose and later hand coloring. A map of the East African Coast from the Red Sea and the tip of Arabia in the north to south of the Quirimbo Islands and also showing the Comoros and the very tip of Madagascar.   SOLD

Bellin, J. N. Plan de L’Isle et Ville de Quiloa (Paris, c. 1753).   A copperplate engraving 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches, b/w.  A birds-eye view of the island showing the fort, flora, gardens, and settlements.  $75

Bertius, Petrus. Abissinorum Imperium. An elegant small map of Africa, Arabia, a dhow, and three sea monsters from Bertius’, Tabularum geographicarum contractarum (Minature World Atlas) (1600). Full color, 5 x 3 ½ inches. SOLD

Bertius, Petrus.  Abissinorum  Imperium  (Paris, c. 1610).  An elegant small map of southern Arabia, Red Sea, the western Indian Ocean, the east coast of Africa south to Mozambique, and the entire heart of central Africa.  5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches, later hand c0loring.  SOLD

Bonne, Rigobert. Partie de la Cote Orientale d’Afrique avec l’Isle de Madagascar et les Cartes particulieres des Isles de France et de Bourbon (c. 1770). A fine map of the East African coast and Madagascar, with insets of Isle Bourbon and Isle de France. Outline color, 16 x 11 ½ inches.    SOLD

Bonne, Rigobert. Le Royaume d’Adel: Les Cotes d’Ajan et de Zanguebar, avec les Etats Qu’elles Comprennent (Paris, c. 1783). A map of the East African coast from northern Mozambique to the Red Sea, including Seychelles and Comoros. b/w, 13 ½ x 9 ¼ inches. $100   SOLD

DuVal, P. Zanguebar (Paris, 1661).  4 x 5 inches, b/w.  SOLD

De Vaugondy, Robert.  Cote de Zanguebar (Paris, 1749).  Copperplate engraving, 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, outline color. A map of the East African coast from the Zambezi River in the South to north of the Equator at Brava.  The coast is well detailed and the interior, as the map says, “est inconnu.”  SOLD

Mallet, Alain M.  Costes d’Abex d’Aian et de Zanguebar, from Description de l’Univers (Paris, 1683).  Fine copperplate engraving of the Red Sea, the East Coast of Africa from the Horn south to Mozambique, and including the Comoros and the northern part of Madagascar, and a few other fanciful islands.   $200

Mercator/Hondius, Abissinorum Regio, from Atlas Minor (Amsterdam, c. 1620).  A fine copperplate engraving of the Red Sea, the East Africa coast (Horn, Melinei, Pemba, Zanzibar, south to Querimba), the whole of Central Africa, Cosmoledo, I. da Gallega, etc.  7 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches, b/w, with French text verso.   $325

Ortelius, Abraham. Abissinorvm Regio, Presbiteri Johannis sive abissinorum imperivm (Antwerp, c. 1595).  A fine copperplate engraved map, 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches, b/w, with Latin text verso. A small map showing great detail of the main towns of Red Sea and the East African coast (Melinde, Monbaza, Mozambique), the whole of Central Africa, Arabia (Mecca, Medina, Aden), and Persia and the Persian Gulf.  $325

Tardieu, Ambroise.  Carte du Zanguebar ou Zindgibar d’apres les Reconnoissances de M. Swaulnier de Mondivit,…from Nouvelles Annales des Voyages,  vol. 6 (Paris, 1820).  16 1/2 x 12 inches, color.  SOLD

Updated,  March 2008

 

Sea Charts:

Formosa Bay to Chale Point (London, Admiralty, 1926), with hand corrections to 1942.  39 x 25 1/2 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations, in fine condition.  A very detailed map of the Kenya coast including Mombasa, Kilifi, and Malindi.  SOLD

Port Mombasa with Ports Kilindini, Reitz and Tudor (London, Admiralty, 1890), with small hand corrections to 1933.  51 x 26 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations, in fine condition.  An extremely detailed view of the harbour with a birds-eye view of all the main roads and buildings.  SOLD

Zanzibar Harbor  (Washington, Hydrographic Office, 1908).  40 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations, in fine condition.  A very detailed chart of the harbor with a birds-eye view of the main buildings in Zanzibar town.  SOLD

Updated, March 2008

 

Prints:

The African Slave Trade–Slaves Taken from Dhow Captured by H.M.S. “Undini”, from The Graphic (June 7, 1884).   9 X 6 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Aziza, petite-niece du gouverneur de Zanzibar, from Magasin Pittoresque (Paris, March 1873). Drawn by Edouard Garnier, engraved by J. Guillaume, 5 x 5 inches, b/w, with much accompanying text.  $20

Bilder aus Pangani, from Ueber Land und Meer (late 19th c).  Nine etchings from photographs including:  Zanzibar, Bagamoyo, Tanga.  13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $25

Blockade of the East Coast of Africa:  Captured Arab Slave-Traders on Board a British Ship, from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 16, 1889). 9 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w. $20

The Blockade on the East Coast of Africa: Overhauling the Papers of a Suspicious Dhow,  from The Illustrated London News (February 9, 1889). Double page, 18 ½ x 13, b/w,  with text on rear.   SOLD

The Blockade of the East Coast of Africa, from The Graphic (March 16, 1889).  Five views including:  Domestic Female Slaves who Coaled H.M.S. “Agamemnon” at Zanzibar; An Italian Vessel joins H.M.S. “Boadicea”; and Mombasa from the Anchorage, on a single sheet, 14 x 9 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Bombardment of Mombasa by HMS Nassau and Rifleman and Boats of HMS London, from The Illustrated London News (March 20, 1875). 9 ½ x 4 ½, b/w,  with text on rear.  SOLD

The British Naval Expedition Against Witu,  East Coast of Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 6, 1890). Five etchings of the British attack on Witu on the front page, including masthead, 15 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $25

Capture of an Arab Slave Dhow and Fifty-Three Slaves near Zanzibar, by Lieutenant F. F. Fegen, R. N., from The Graphic (Dec. 3, 1887).  9 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w, plus front page with masthead.  SOLD

Captured East African Slaves at Aden, The Illustrated London News (Nov. 17, 1888). 9 1/4 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf.  The slaves were Christians taken from Ethiopia. SOLD

The Colonial Secretary in Africa: Mr. Chamberlain at Zanzibar,    from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 24, 1903).  14 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. Three photographs:   The Scene at the Landing-Stage before the Sultan’s Palace on Mr. Chamberlain’s Arrival; Mr. Chamberlain Entering the Sultan’s Palace; and The Luncheon Party in the Victoria Ganderns: Mr.  and Mrs. Chamberlain  the Guests of the British Comunity at Zanzibar. The last shows a perfectly dressed party of 49 people. Overleaf are four photographs of Mr. Chamberlain in Durban. $30

Cote Est D’Afrique: Commerce des Esclaves a Zanzibar (Paris, early 19th century). Drawn by Henry; engraved by Lechard, from Voyage Autour du Monde Naufrages Celebres.  5 1/4 x 4 1/4, finely detailed steel engraving of slave dealers examining slaves with the harbor behind. SOLD

Cruising in Search of Slave Dhows off the East Coast of Africa, from The Graphic (Oct. 20, 1888).  Five views including:  Dhow capsizing with 100 slaves; the “Garnet” returning in Triumph to Zanzibar with prizes in tow; Sub-Lieutenant Palmer Capuring a Dhow, on the front page of this issue, including masthead, 15 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $35

Dar-es-Salaam.  Bilder aus Dar-es-Salaam, from Das Bund fur Alle (late 19th c).  Six etchings from photos by C. Jacobi including:  the Gouverneursvilla, the Hotel Furst Bismarck, and Wali Seliman ben Rasr. 13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

Destruction of a Slave Dhow on the Coast of Zanzibar, from Harper’s Weekly (Sept. 13, 1873). 9 1/2 x 6 inches, b/w.  $20

A Dhow Episode:  The Capture of a Slaver off the East Coast of Africa, and the Matrimonial Agency Which Settled the Freed Slaves, from The Graphic (June 10, 1893).  Ten etchings on a double page, 21 x 14 inches, b/w. $40

Djibouti. Rade de Djibouti, with Zanzibar, from Musee Scolaire, supplement to Petit Francais illustre (Oct. 24, 1903).  Each panorana drawing of the waterfront is 13 1/2 x 5 inches on a single sheet, b/w. $25

The East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (August 16, 1873). Five views on a single sheet including Quiloa/Kiswane, Dar-es-Salaam, Johanna, Majonga, Mayotte. 14 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, b/w,  with accompanying text on all five ports overleaf.  $50

The East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (July 12, 1873).  Six sketches:  Zanzibar Slave Boy; Zanzibar Slave Girl; Banyan Merchant, Lamoo;  One of the Governor’s Staff, Majunga; Arab Governor, Lamoo; and Governor of Majunga, Madagascar, on a single page, 9 x 8 inches, b/w, with text overleaf. $25

East African Slave Trade—Interview between Sir Bartle Frere and the Sultan of Zanzibar, from Harper’s Weekly (July 5, 1873). 9 x 9 ½ inches, b/w. $20

The East African Slave Trade: Destruction of a Dhow,    from The Illustrated London News (August 17, 1873). 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $25

The East African Slave Trade: Examination of Captured Slaves in the British Consul-General’s Court at Zanzibar, from a sketch by J. Bell, The Illustrated London News (Dec. 17, 1881).  9 x 6 inches, b/w, this issue is the front page with full masthead.   SOLD

The East African Slave Trade: Steam Pinnace of H. M. S. London Chasing a Slave Dhow, from a sketch from J. Bell, The Illustrated London News (Dec. 17, 1881). Double page, 18 1/2 x 13 inches, b/w.  $50  

Effects of the Hurricane at Zanzibar from a Sketch by Lieut. Henn, of the Livingstone Expedition, The Illustrated London News (June 1, 1872). 9 ½ x 7 ½ inches, later hand coloring.   $25

Effects of the Hurricane at Zanzibar; and The British Consulate, Zanzibar,  from The Illustrated London News  (June 1, 1972).  Two views on a single sheet from sketches by Lieut. Henn, of the Livingstone Expedition, 14 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $35

Farewell to Africa: Stanley and his Officers Leaving Mombasa in the Steamship Katonia, from a sketch by Mr. Joseph Bell, The Illustrated London News (Feb. 1, 1890).  Double page, 18 1/2 x 13 inches, later hand coloring. $75

The Fatal Encounter with a Slave Dhow, from The Graphic (Dec. 17, 1881). Two views: H.M.S. London at anchor off Zanzibar; and Boat of H.M.S. London Boarding a Slave Dhow, 9 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w.  SOLD 

Forty Minutes Work at Zanzibar, from The Graphic (October 10, 1896).   Three pages, each 15 x 11 inches, b/w, including seven photographs and much text on the bombardment of Zanzibar by the British on August 27, 1896. Hundreds were killed and there was much destruction to the Palace Square, the Sultan’s corvette was sunk, etc.  $60  

German East Africa: Old Arab Fort, Kilwa (from a photograph by Sir John Kirk). (late 19th century).  5 1/2 x 3 inches.   SOLD

The Germans in East Africa, from The Illustrated London News (1890). Two views:  The Corvette Carola Shelling Kilwa Kivinje, May 1; and The Carola and Schwalbe Bombarding Kilwa, May 3; from sketches by Mr. E. H. Edwards, R. N., Midshipman H.M.S. Torquoise. 9 1/2 x 9 1/2, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. SOLD

The Harbor and Town of Zanzibar on the Morning After the Hurricane, from    Harper’s Weekly (July 6, 1872). 9 x 6 inches, b/w,  with text on rear. $25  

HMS “Rifleman” and “Nassau” bombarding the Port of Mombaza, Zanzibar, from The Graphic (March 3, 1875). Despite the confusing title, the bombardment is of Fort Jesus. 9 x 6 ¼, b/w,  with text on rear. $25 

L’Imam de Mascate et son envoye,  from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (Paris, c. 1875).  Two views: M’tony, residence de l’Imam de Mascate; and Vue de Zanguebar, on a single sheet, 13 x 9 inches, b/w, with much accompanying text. $25

The Late Sultan of Zanzibar and his Ministers; and Palace Square, Zanzibar. Front page of Scientific American Supplement (September 26, 1896). 14 ½ x 10 inches with text on rear.  SOLD

Marche de Meurka, from Le Tour De Monde (Paris, 1882).  An elaborate engraving of the town and market, 9 1/2 x 7 inches, b/w. $15

Mayotte, on the East Coast, with Dar-es-Salaam, from The Pictorial Life of David Livingstone (c. 1880).  Each waterfront drawing is 8 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches on a single sheet, b/w.  $15

Meurka, from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1882).   6 1/2 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $10

Moguedouchou. Five engravings of Moguedouchou:  Le grand marche, Le grand Lab, Moguedouchou ou Mogadixo, Notre boutre entrant dans la rade de Moguedouchou, and Notre depart de Moguedouchou  from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1882).  Each engraving is 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w, with very elaborate detail of buildings and people. SOLD

Mombasa, from the North Shore, Showing the Custom-house and Fort (Hyphaene or Doom Palm, the only species that branches in the foreground) (from a photograph by Sir John Kirk) (late 19th century). 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches.  SOLD

The Newly Discovered Harbour of Mto Mtwara, East Coast of Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 19, 1874). 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $20

Old Fort at Mombasa, Built During the Portuguese Occupation (From a photograph taken for the Imperial British East Africa Company) (late 19th c). 5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.   SOLD

Panorama of the Town of Zanzibar Looking East, from The Graphic (March 29, 1873). Four views on a single sheet including: Negro huts; French, German, English, and American Consulates; Sultan’s Palace and Arsenal; New Battery; Bishop Tozer’s Central African Mission House; Gaol; and British Indian Steam Navigation Steamship “Punjab”. 14 x 9  inches, b/w,  with text on rear. SOLD 

Regatta at Zanzibar.—Sailing Pinnace Race: Rounding HMS Brisk, from The Illustrated London News (March 15, 1890). 9 ¼ x 6 ¼ with text on rear.  SOLD

Return of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition:  Sketches from Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 25, 1890). Three views including:  Bagamoyo, the ships Kilwa, Schwalbe, Sperber, and Turquoise escorting Mr. Stanley to Zanzibar, and Stanley Landing at the British Consulate, on a single sheet, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

Rueit, from Illustrirte Zeitung (March 20, 1902).  A view of the waterfront with ships and cannons.  9 x 6 inches, b/w. Overleaf there is an etching of Basra.   $15

Seyyid Bargash bin Said, Sovereign of Zanzibar, from The Graphic (June 19, 1875). Full page  portrait of the Sultan with cutlass and sword, 16 x 11 1/2 inches, b/w, on front page including masthead.  $50  I have a similar portrait on the front page of Le Monde Illustre (Juillet 17, 1875) for $45

Shangany, The European Quarter of Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (April 21, 1866). Views include the Hanseatic Consulate, British Consulate, House of the Sultan’s Secretary, American Consulate, and the British Mission. 9 ½ x 4 ½ inches, b/w,  with text on rear. $30

Sir Samuel Baker’s Expedition up the White Nile: Hauling a Steamer through Cuttings in the River-Grass, from The Illustrated London News (November 14, 1874). 14 x 9 ½ inches with accompanying text overleaf. SOLD

Sketches in British East Africa, from The Illustrated London News (June 28, 1890). Five views on a single sheet including “The Old Portuguese Fort at Mombasa Erected in 1635.  14 ½ x 9 inches, later hand coloring,  with accompanying text overleaf.  $35

Sketches in Zanzibar, from Harper’s Weekly (December 17, 1881). Eight views on a single sheet. 14 ½ x 10 inches, b/w,  with accompanying text; most sketches are on the Warni River.  $35

Sketches in Zanzibar, from The Illustrated London News (March 9, 1889). Two views: The Mnazim-Moja Promenade, with the Sultan’s Barracks; and A Reception at the Sultan’s Palace, on a single page. 14 ½ x 9 ¼ inches, b/w. Overleaf there is a full page on Zanzibar including six sketches: A Parsee merchant from Bombay, a washerwoman,   a water-carrier, a Suaheli beauty, Kiroboto an office of the sultan, and wife of an African chief. $45

Slave-Dealers and Slaves–A Street Scene in Zanzibar,    from The Graphic (May 3, 1873). 9 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w. $50  SOLD

A Slave Gang in Zanzibar, sketch by Mr. W. A. Churchill, from The Illustrated London News (March 16, 1889). 9 1/4 x 6 inches, b/w. SOLD

The Slave Market, Zanzibar, from a Sketch by Lieut. Henn of the Livingstone Relief Mission, The Illustrated London News (June 8, 1872). 13 ½ x 9 inches with text on rear. Detailed sketch of slaves and slave-dealers.  SOLD

The Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 24, 1881).  Two sketches by J. Bell of Pemba:  Depot of Stores for Boats of H.M.S. London at Funzi, Pemba; and Coaling Station of Boats of H.M.S. London, at Funzi, Pemba, on a single sheet, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $50

The Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa, from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 28, 1882). Five views: Zanzibar from the Sea; Bishop Steere’s Mission Church, H.M.S. “Philomel” chasing slave dhows; and Released slaves at Universities’ mission estate at Mbweni, on a single sheet, 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $30

Stations of the British East Africa Company, from The Illustrated London News (August 24, 1889). Seven views on a single sheet including Lamu, Kismayu, Malindi, and Zanzibar. 16 x 11 inches, b/w.  $35 

Street in Lamu, East Africa (from a photograph taken for the Imperial British East Africa Company). (late 19th century). 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches.   SOLD

The Sultan of Zanzibar at Ascot, from The Illustrated London News (June 19, 1875).   The is the front page of this issue with elaborate masthead and very detailed racing scene with the sultan.  14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $35

Suppression of the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa,   from The Illustrated London News (Feb 27, 1869). Two views:  The Cutter of H.M.S. Daphne Capturing a Slave-Dhow off Brora; and Running on Short of a Slave-Dhow to Escape Capture, on a single sheet, 14 x 10 inches, b/w/, with accompanying text. SOLD 

The Town of Zanzibar in 1884, with Arab daus in foreground; and, In Sir John Kirk’s gardens at Mbweni, Zanzibar Island (ca. 1900). Two published photos on a single sheet; each photo 4 ¼ x 2 ¾ inches.   SOLD

Vessels Used in the Zanzibar Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (March 1, 1873). Sketches of five different types of vessels on a single sheet, 15 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. SOLD

Views on the Slave Coast, East Africa, from The Illustrated London News (March 6, 1875). Six views: Lamoo, Melindi, Brava, Magadona, Vasco di Gama’s Pillar Melindi, and Mombasa on the single sheet, 13 1/2 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $30.  I have the same page with later hand coloring for $45.

War-Dance of the Sultan of Zanzibar’s Irregular Troops, from a sketch by Mr. W. Churchill, The Illustrated London News (August 17, 1889).  9 1/4 x 7 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Zanguebar.–Vue de Bagamoyo, d’apres un dessin du R. P. Le Roy (c. 1870). 7 x 5 1/4 inches, b/w, on a larger page with text and a floral border. Overleaf is a sketch of a baobab tree.   SOLD

Zanguebar.–Maison d’Habitation des missionnaires a Bagamoyo (c. 1870). 6 x 4 inches, b/w, on a larger page with text and a floral border.  Overleaf is a sketch, Porte de village dans L’Oukami.   SOLD

Zanzibar, The Illustrated London News  (March 9, 1889).  A full page of text on Zanzibar, 15 x 9 inches, b/w, including six sketches: A Parsee merchant from Bombay, wife of an African chief, Kiroboto an officer of the sultan, a washerwoman, a water-carrier, and a Suaheli beauty.  Overleaf are two sketches of Zanzibar:  The Mnazim-Moja Promenade with the Sultan’s Barracks; and A Reception at the Sultan’s Palace. $45 

Zanzibar. Marche Aux Fruits,      from Le Tour du Monde (Paris, 1882). Drawn by Riou; engraved by Barbant.  A detailed market scene near the harbor, 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w. $25

Zanzibar, from Le Monde Illustre (1866).  Four views drawn by M. de Berard:  Ile de Zanzibar–Interieur de la Forteresse qui defend la capitale; une des femmes du gouverneur;  soldat de la garde du gouverneur;  et Le gouverneur de Zanzibar. 13 x 9 inches, b/w. with accompanying text overleaf. $20

Zanzibar, from Journal des Voyages (Paris, c. 1880). Two views:  Les quais–La tour carree; and Les quais–Le palais du sultan, 6 x 4 1/2 inches, b/w, on adjoining sheets. $25 

Zanzibar, from Elisee Reclus, The Earth and its Inhabitants: Oceanica (New York, D. Appleton and Co., 1890). A wood engraving drawn by T. Taylor 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, overlooking the old stone town with the sea behind, later hand coloring.   SOLD

Zanzibar and the East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 2, 1889). Text and two sketches by W. A. Churchill:  Native Huts Zanzibar; and Street in Zanzibar. SOLD

Zanzibar and the East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 9, 1889). Four sketches by W. A. Churchill with accompanying text, 15 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

Zanzibar Beach (from a photograph by Mr. H. M. Stanley) (late 19th century). 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.   SOLD

Zanzibar From the Sea (ca. 1885). 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. A complete view of the waterfront with several ships and dhows in the foreground.   SOLD

Zanzibar in Jahre 1886, from Illustrirte Zeitung (May 8, 1886). Three pages, 13 x 10 inches, b/w, with six engravings and much text.  $30

 Zanzibar—Palacio del Sultan, Bombardeado y Destruido por La Escuadra Inglesa, from La Ilustracion Espanola y Americana (Sept. 15, 1896). 8 ½ x 4 ¼ inches, b/w.   $15

Updated,  March 2008