Madagascar & Comoros

 

Maps:

Scans of many of these items can be provided upon request.  Maps and prints can be professionally colored if desired.

Bellin, J. N. Isle de Madagascar autrement Isle de St. Laurent (Paris, 1747). 11 1/4 s 9 inches, with rhumb lines and a small compass rose, later hand color.   $125

Bellin, J. N. Carte de L’Isle d’Anjouan (Paris, c. 1754). 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w.  $75

Bellin, J. N. Carte des Isles de Comore, Johanna ou Anjouan, Mohilla ou Moaly et Mayote (Paris, 1749).  10 x 8 1/2 inches, later hand color.  $125

Bellin, J. N. Plan du Fort Dauphin Construit par lles Francois dans l’Isle de Madagascar, from l’Histoire Generale des Voyages, vol. 8 (Paris, 1750). 11 x 8 1/4 inches, b/w.  $75

Bertius, P.  Descriptio Ins. Madagascar (Amsterdam, c. 1609).  6 x 5 inches. SOLD

Bigeauts, L. Plan de la Baye de Diego Suarez dans l’Ile de Madagascar d’apres le plan 1ere en 1833. Supplement au Lloyd Nautais (no. 551, Dec. 17, 1842). 11 ¾ x 9 ½ inches, b/w. 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 (Paris, 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

Chart of South Eastern Africa (Edinburgh, William Blackwood, 1813). Engraved for Kerr’s Collection of Voyages and Travels. Centered on Madagascar but including the east coast of Africa, the Comoros, Bourbon, and Mauritius. 8 ¾ x 7 ¼ inches, b/w, considerable foxing. SOLD

De Vaugondy, Robert. Isle de Madagascar ou de St. Laurent et isles circonvoisines, from Atlas Portatif Universal et Militaire (Paris, 1749). 7 ½ x 6 ½ inches, later hand color.  This map includes Madagascar, Comoros, Amirantes, Chagos, Zanzibar and Pemba, the Mascarenes, and a bit of the Mozambique coast.   $150

Du Val, Pierre. Isle de Madagascar dite de St. Wrens et aujourdhui Isle Dauphine (Paris, ca. 1670). 4 ¾ x 4 inches, later hand color.  Centered on Madagascar, includes a bit of the coast of Mozambique, the Comoros, Maurice, Bourbon, and some non-existent islands. SOLD

Du Val, Pierre.  Carte de L’Isle Madagascar…(Paris, 1666). Copperplate engraving, 22. x 15 inches. SOLD

Johnston, W. & A. K. Madagascar (Edinburgh, 1879). Published in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th edn. 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, color. $50

Mallet, Alain M. Isle de Madagascar…(Paris, 1719) 6 1/2x 5 inches, later hand color. SOLD

Morden, Robert. Madagascar or St. Laurance, from Robert Morden and Thomas Cockerill, Geography Rectified (London, 1688). Map image 5 ¼ x 4 ½ inches, b/w, with text both front and rear. Overall image, 7 ½ x 5 ½ inches. Centered on Madagascar but including the east coast of Africa, the Comoros, the Amirantes, the Mascarenes, and other more fanciful islands.    SOLD

Muller, J. Madagascar (c. 1700). 3 x 2 1/2 inches with text at bottom. SOLD

Murray, John. Madagascar (London, John Murray, 1858). Engraved by West & Co., 7 1/2 x 5 inches, b/w. The map also includes the Comoros. $50

Porcacchi, Tomaso. Descrittione dell’isola di San Lornezo. Copperplate map from his Isolario, or Book of Islands (Venice, ca. 1584). The map is 5 ½ x 4 inches, b/w. North is rotated to the left, and there is a fine cartouche and sea monsters. Text at the bottom and on the rear. Full image 10 x 6 inches. SOLD

Sanson d’Abbeville, Nicolas. Isle de Madagascar ou de St. Laurens (Paris, Chez l’auteur, 1656).  9 ¾ x 8inches, outline color. This map includes a fine cartouche, the Comoros, the Mascarenes, a bit of the Mozambique coast, and several more fanciful islands.  Toussaint/Adolphe, F-980. $350

Sea Chart (Madagascar, Southern Portion).  Cape St. Mary to Bevato I. & Ambatozoa (London, Admiralty, 1873), with small hand corrections to 1943.  38 1/2 x 26 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations, in fine condition. Fine detail of both the coastline and interior.  $150

Vander Aa, Pierre. Ile de S. Laurens, ou Madagascar situee de dans l’Ocean Ethiopien sur les Cotes de L’Africque. (Paris, ca. 1707). 14 ½ x 11 inches. An elegant map including two compass roses, rhumb lines, mermaids, sailing ships, a wonderfully decorative cartouche, and including Bourbon, a bit of the Mozambique coast, the Comoros, and a variety of more fanciful islands. SOLD

Weller, Edward.  Map of South-Eastern Provinces of Madagascar comprising part of the Tanala, Betsileo, and Bara Country from a Sketch Survey by the Rev. W. Deans Cowan. 30 x 22 inches, full original color.  The map is included in the complete issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society (September 1882) which includes an article by Cowan, Geographical Excursions in South-Eastern Madagascar, pp. 521-537.   $75

Zatta, Antonio.  Parte della Costa Orientale dell’Africa con isola di Madagascar e….isolede francia e di Borbon (Venice, 1784).  Copperplate engraving.  SOLD

Updated, March 2008

 

Prints:

Anjouan. from, Magasin Pittoresque (c. 1850s). Two views of Anjouan:  Vue de Mooutsa-Moudu (6 x 4 1/2 inches); et entrevue entre le commandant Desfosses et le sultan d’Anjouan, en 1846 (6 1/2 x 6 inches) , plus Carte des Iles Comores (3 x 3 1/2 inches) on three pages. $40                         

Antananarivo (c. 1850). Woodcut, 5 1/4 x 3 inches, b/w. $10

Assassinat du roi Radama. Les ministres se jeterent sur lui…, from Journal des Voyages  (August 20, 1882).  This is the full front page of this issue, 11 1/2 x 8 inches, b/w.  $30

Attaque de l’etablissement des missionnaires francais a Bali par les Malgaches, L’Illustration (n.d. but ca. 1860s). 9 x 4 ½ inches.   SOLD

“Aye-Aye!”.  Seven pages of text from an unknown source (late 19th century) including seven engravings of the aye-aye, with some foxing. SOLD

Bombardement et incendie de Bali. (Cotes de Madagascar), from L’Illustration (ca. 1860s). 12 ½ x 6 inches with text on rear. Depiction of coastline, village, boats and palm trees, with warships firing onto the land.   SOLD

Boutre de Madagascar, Le Monde Illustre (1858). 9 x 4 inches with text on rear. SOLD

Das Buch fur Alle; and Uber Land und Meer (1860s to 1890s).  Five pages of text from these two German papers including 13 prints of Madagascar. $50

Capture of an Arabian Slaver off the Coast of Madagascar, from Harper’s Weekly (Feb. 9, 1867).  9 x 6 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. SOLD

Cascade in the Comoro Island of Moheli, from Frank Leslie’s Monthly (1850s).  9 x 6 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $20

Cascade a Moheli, from Magasin Pittoresque (Paris, April 1855). 9 x 6 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $20

Cattle on their way to Tamatave, Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News  (September 17, 1864). 15 x 10 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Ceremonie officielle du couronnement du roi de Madagascar Radama II, 23 september 1862, from Le Monde Illustre (1863).  An elaborate scene of the ceremony with a stage, flags, hundreds of individuals in attendence, with town and palaces to rear. $35

The Chief Ambassador from Madagascar, from Harper’s Weekly March 17, 1888). A fine etching of Ravoninahitriniarivo, 3 1/2 x 3 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $10

Couronnement du roi de Madagascar Rhadama II, Ceremonie religieuse dans la chambre de feu la reine Ranavalo; and Arrivee de la mission francaise au palais d’argent, residence de Radama II, from Le Monde Illustre (1863).  13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $25

 Coronation of the King and Queen of Madagascar: The Procession passing Andohalo, the Kabary ground of Antananarivo, Illustrated London News (Feb. 21, 1863). 9 ½ x 7 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Coronation of the Queen of Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (February 6, 1869). An elaborate double page view, 21 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf, showing thousands of people at the ceremony in Antananarivo.  $40

A Cruise in the “Lancashire Witch,” II. Madagascar, from The Graphic (Dec. 24, 1881). Seven views on a single page including the Old Arab Fort, Majunga; and a European being carried on a palanquin.. 14 x 9 inches, b/w.  $30

Cyclone a Mayotte, Supplement Illustre du Petit Journal (March 1898).  15 x 11 inches, full color. An elaborate drawing of distress as people and animals flee from the storm.  $35

Djombe-Fatouma, reine de Moheli, from Le Monde Illustre (July 18, 1868). The etching is 8 x 5 1/2 inches on the full front page (14 x 10 inches) of this issue including an elaborate masthead and accompanying text.  $45

L’Ecureuil de Madagascar (n.d., but late 18th c.). Copper engraving by De Seve. 8 x 6 inches.   SOLD

L’Ecureuil de Madagascar (with le Taguan et Le Grand Ecureuil de la Cote de Malabar). Engraved by Gatine (n.d., but 19th c.). 7 x 4 inches, colored.    SOLD

Embarking cattle at the Fort of Tamatave, Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 17, 1864). 14 x 4 ½ inches with accompanying text.  SOLD

Embrochure of a River on the Western Coast of Madgascar, from The Illustrated London News (August 22, 1863). 14 ½ x 9 inches, b/w,  with accompanying text overleaf.   $25

Les Evenements des Comores, from L’Illustration Nov. 21, 1891). Five etchings from photographs by M. Castaing, secretariat du gouvernement a Mayotte, including: Le prince Hamza; Said-Ali, sultan de la Grande-Comore, le prince Jaffar, premier ministre, et Saidina, heritier presomptif; and Le sultan Said-Omar, M. Papinaud, et le commandant Ravel, on a single sheet, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w.  $30

L’Expedition d’Anjouan (Archipel des Comores), from L’Illustration (July 2, 1887). Five views on a single sheet,  13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  SOLD

L’ Expedition de Madagascar.—Arrivee d’une pirogue de pecheurs a Majunga, L’Illustration (June 1, 1895). 13 ½ x 9 inches with text on rear.   SOLD

L’Expedition de Madagascar.—Combat du 9 juin: prise de Mevatanana, L’Illustration (July 27, 1895). Drawn by M. de Haenen. Double page, 20 x 13 inches with text on rear.   SOLD

L’Expedition de Madagascar.—Soumission de Salimo et de la reine Angala, L’Illustration (May 25, 1895). 13 ½ x 9 inches with text on rear.   SOLD

L’Expedition Francaise a Madagascar, from L’Illustration (Jan. 10, 1885). Two views:  Binao, reine des Sakalaves et sa Soeur Kary, a Bord de la ‘Creuse”; and Mousa, Roi de Nossy Jali et Tsialano, Roi de L’Ankara; on a single sheet, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w. $25

Far-Away Madagascar’s Curious Life and Quaint Customs, from Leslie’s Weekly (May 23, 1907).  Ten photos on a single sheet, 15 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $20

S. M. Fatouma, reine de Mohely, from L’Illustration Journal Universal (July 18, 1868).  The etching is 7 x 6 inches;  this is the front page of this issue, 13 1/2 x 10 inches) with elaborate masthead of Paris. Could be beautifully colored and framed.  $45

La France aux Iles Comores, from L’Illustration (March 13, 1886). Two views: Une halte dans la foret; and Princeses de la famille du sultan de la Grande Comore, on a single sheet, 13 x 9 inches, b/w.  $25

La France aux Iles Comores, from L’Illustration (Feb, 27, 1886). Views of all four harbors:  Mayotte, Anjouan, Moheli, and La Grande Comore, plus Le sultan de la Grande Comore, on a single sheet, 13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. SOLD

The French in Madagascar, from The Graphic (Dec. 13, 1884). Eight views on a single sheet.  All eight views are “Scenes at the Great Public Assembly on the Parade Ground, Antananarivo, when the Queen announced the breaking off of the negotiations with the French.” 14 x 9 inches, b/w.  $35

The French in Madagascar–People and Places on the Island, from The Graphic (Dec. 13, 1884). Nine views on a single sheet, 14 x 9 inches, b/w, including: Nossibe, Sakalava princes and followers, a Sakalava village, and “Visitors to the Great Public Assembly (Uninfluenced by Civilisation, and the Bitterest Enemies of the French)”.   SOLD

The French in Madagascar, from Harper’s Weekly (1895). Six views on a single sheet. 14 ½ x 9 inches with extensive text on rear. $35

Grande-Comore–Vue de Moroni; with Un Boutre, from Magasin Pittoresque (c. 1850s). Two views on a single sheet.  SOLD

Hauteurs de Tananarive, Vue des Palais Royaux, L’Illustration (ca. 1880). 9 x 6 ½ inches with text on rear. SOLD

Aux Iles Comores, from Journal des Voyages (1890).  Two views:  Mosamoudou est entouree de murailles a tours carrees (4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches); et Le minaret de Mosamoudou (4 1/2 x 3 inches), b/w,  on adjacent sheets, each 12 x 8 inches, with accompanying text.  SOLD

Iles Comores, from Magasin Pittoresque (April 1855), folio, map, text, and 11 engravings.  SOLD

Ilot Madame, a Sainte-Marie de Madagascar, from Le Tour du Monde (Paris,  1860s).  Drawn by E. de Berard, 6 1/2  x 2 ½ inches, b/w, with accompanying text. Overleaf is an etching, Espions de la reine de Madagascar (6 x 5 inches).   $25 

Infanticide in Madagascar (London, Fisher, Son & Co., 1845).   A fine steel engraving drawn by H. Melville; engraved by J. Redaway.  4 1/2 x 3 inches, b/w.  $40             

Jomba-Souli, Reine de Moheli, et sa soeur Jomba-Salama (Paris, c. 1880s). 7 x 5 inches, color with a decorative border.  SOLD

Kabar d’officiers francais et de chefs malgaches, Le Monde Illustre (1858). 9 x 6 ½ inches with text on rear. $30

A Kabar, or Council of War, in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (August 22, 1863). 14 x 9 ½ inches, b/w.  A very elaborate scene with the council taking place on a high cliff with the ocean and ships in the background.  $25

Madagascar. Two views: Le chateau de la reine Ranavalo a Tananarive; and Musiciens malagache, from Magasin Pittoresque (Sept. 30, 1889). 10 x 7 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $20

Madagascar–Les Palais de Tananarive, from Le Monde Illustre (1897). A two-page article by Henri Mager including twelve views of the palace on two, 14 x 9 1/2 inch pages, b/w, with accompanying text. $35

Madagascar Marchais Malais, from Voyage Autour du Monde et naufrages celebres (Paris, c. 1830s). Steel engraving drawn by Collignon; engraved by Lechar. 5 x 3 1/2 inches, b/w.   $40

Madagascar Sacrifice humain, from Voyage Autour de Monde et naufrages celebres (Paris, c. 1830’s).  Steel engraving drawn by Collignon; engraved by Outhwaite. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches, b/w. $40

Madagascar, Place d’Andohalo a Tananarive, L’Illustration (ca. 1880). 9 x 6 inches with text on rear.   SOLD

Madagascar, Incendie d’un Village de Charary, from Voyage autour de Monde et Naufrages celebres (n.d. but 19th c.). Engraved by Lechard. A dramatic rendition of a woman and her children fleeing the burning village. 7 x 6 inches with water stain on left margin not affecting image, in full color.   SOLD

Madagascar—L’occupation de Tamatave par la France, L’Illustration (Feb. 9, 1895). Five views on a single page. 13 ¾ x 9 inches, full color, with text on rear.   SOLD

The Madagascar Difficulty—Views in the Island, from The Graphic (Dec. 23, 1882). Five views on a single sheet including Antananarivo from the North, and three views of the Queen’s Palace.  14 x 9 inches, b/w.  $30

The Madagascar Difficulty—Views in the Island, II, from The Graphic (Dec. 30, 1882). Five views on a single sheet including a Native Village, a Native Bridge, the Prime Minister’s Tomb, and two of the Queen’s Palaces in Antananarivo. 14 x 9 inches, b/w.  $30

Market for Manchester Goods, Antananarivo, Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (April 5, 1890). 15 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. $25

Mayotte, from Magasin Pittoresque (1850S).  Three views on Mayotte:  Ardrian-Souli, ancien sultan de Mayotte; Mayotte, Vue de l’etablissement francais, et Lac sur des montagnes, on a single sheet, 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  $30

Moeli, from Le Monde Illustre (July 18, 1868).  Three views of Moeli: Baie de Moeli, Habitation de la reine de Moeli, et Paysage des environs de Moeli, on a single sheet, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf. SOLD

Normal School at Antananarivo, Madagascar, Recently Established by the London Missionary Society, from The Graphic (June 14, 1879). 9 x 7 inches, b/w. $20

Qvo Ritv Incolae S. Lavrentii Insvlae choreas agant. From Theodore DeBry, Petits Voyages(Frankfurt, 1601). This is one of the earliest depictions of Madagascar. 10 x 7 inches with Latin text at bottom.   SOLD

La Pacification des Comores, from Le Monde Illustre (1884).  Two views:  Le sultan Said Athmann, Chef des Rebelles d’Anjouan, interne a La Nouvelle-Caledonie; and Indigenes de L’Ile d’Anjouan venant faire leur soumission a La France, on a single sheet, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  SOLD

Petites Iles Malgaches.–Vue de Nossi-Be. (Paris, c. 1880s). 7 x 4 3/4 inches, color with a decorative border. SOLD

Procession of the British Envoys to Madagascar from the Seashore to the Fort of Tamatave to dine with the Governor of Tamatave, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 8, 1862).  Four engravings, each 9 1/2  3 1/2 inches, on a single sheet, b/w.  The drawings include the advanced guards, the band, officers, a native of rank borne by slaves, and several named individuals:  Mr. Andronisa, Mr. Marks, Lieut. Oliver, Capt. Anson, Dr. Ryan, Bishop of Mauritius, and Major-General Johnstone in a palankeen.  Dr. Ryan is the author of Madagascar and Mauritius (London, 1864). the full page is 14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.   $40

Proclamation de L’Avenement de la reine Rasoahery-Menjaka, a Antananarivo (Madagascar), L’Illustration (July 18, 1863). Engr. By Gaildran, Front page of this issue with fine masthead of Paris/Seine/Louvre. 14 ½ x 10 inches with text on rear.   $35

Proclamation de la Reine de Madagascar, Raosahery, apres L’assassinat de Radama II, from L’Univers Illustre (August 8, 1863). The is the full front page of this issue, with masthead, 15 x 10 inches, b/w.  $30

Radama II, roi de Madagascar; M. Laborde, consul de France a Madagascar; and M. Lambert, envoye de Radama II, a Paris, from Le Monde Illustre (1862). A fine etching of Radama II by L. Chapon, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w.  $40

Ranavalo Manjaka, reine de Madagascar, et ses heritiers presomptifs, engr. By H. Linton, Le Monde Illustre (Sept. 18, 1858). This is the front page of this issue with a marvelous masthead (Paris and cherubs) engraved by H. Catenacci. Full page 14 x 9 inches with text on rear.   SOLD

Rasendranoro, soeur de la reine et son entourage, from Le Monde Illustre (c. 1890s). The is an 8 3/4 x 6 inch photograph accompanied by an elaborate key  identifying 36 individuals by name, largely from the English community. $30

Reception of British Naval Officers by the Native Governor of Mohabo, Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (November 26, 1881). 9 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w. SOLD

La Reine de Madagascar se rendant a la promenade, from Le Monde Illustre (1863). An elaborate drawing of the queen being borne on a throne by ten men, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

La reine de Moheli, from Le Tour du Monde (c. 1860). Drawn by Bida; engraved by Hotelin, 9 1/2 x 7 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf including Vue de Majonga (5 x 3 1/2 inches).  $25

La reine de Mohely et les personnages composant sa suite, from L’Illustration (1858). 9 x 6 inches, b/w. $25

La reine des Sakalaves et son mari, d’origine howa, allies de la France, from Le Monde Illustre (1884).  12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $25

La Reine Ranavalo a Alger, from Le Journal Illustre (c. 1901).  14 1/2 x 10 1/2, full color. $25

La Reine Ranavalo a Paris, from Le Journal Illustre  (June 9, 1901). 12 x 10 1/2 inches, full color. $25

La reine Ravavalo et son entourage, from Le Monde Illustre (c. 1890s). This is an 8 3/4 x 6 inch photograph accompanied by a key identifying 22 individuals by name, largely from the English community.  $30

Remise par le Grand-Juge Alphonse au Commandant du Pregent, d’Une lettre autographe de la Reine de Madagascar a L’Empereur des Francias, a Tamatave, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (Aout 5, 1865).  The is the front page of this issue with elaborate Parisian masthead, 13 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w. $30

Le Roi Radama II et la cour se rendant au lieu dit “Le Champ d’Execution”, a Ambohipotsi, L’Illustration (ca. 1860s). 9 x 5 ¼ inches with text on rear.   SOLD

Le Rollier de Madgascar, (n.d. but 19th c.). Engraved by Th. Rousselet. 8 x 6 inches.  SOLD

S. M Ranavalo, l’ex-reine de Madagascar, en ce moment de sejour a Paris, from L’Illustre Soleil du Dimanche (June 9, 1901).  8 1/2 x 6 inches, b/w. $20

Said-Ben-Said-Ben Mohamed, de la suite de la reine de Mohely, with La femme de confirance, et Le sacrificateur, from Le Monde Illustre (1868). Three views, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, b/w.  SOLD

Said-Ali-Ben-Said-Omar, norte allie, sultan de Morouni, Crande Comore, en costume de guerre, from Le Monde Illustre (1885).  Engraved by M. Vuillier, 7 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text.  SOLD

Scene in Madagascar, The Aldine—The Art Journal of America (n.d., but 19th c). Engraving by E. de Berard of mountainous, wooded scene with several Malagasy crossing a log bridge over a deep gorge. 9 ½ x 6 ½ inches in color with text on rear.     SOLD

Sketches from Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (December 18, 1858). Three views on a single sheet, 15 x 10 inches, b/w, including: Antananarivo, the Capital of Madagascar, with the procession of the prince and princess royal passing along the Eastern side of the capital; the Traveller’s tree (Urania Spectosa); and Bread-Fruit–the Artocarpus Integrifolia, or Jack-Tree, with accompanying text overleaf.  $30

Sketches from Madagascar, The Illustrated London News (Nov. 7, 1863). Two views: Town and Harbour of Tamatave, on the East Coast; and View on the River Wundoroo, near Tamatave on a single sheet. 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w,  with   accompanying text. $30

Sketches in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Nov. 19, 1881). Three views by Staff-Surgeon J. N. Stone, R.N. on a single sheet, 15 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text, including: A Native distilling spirits from sugar cane; and British naval officers arriving on a visit to the Hova governor of Tamatave. (They arrived in palanquins.) $30

Sketches in Madagascar, The Illustrated London News (Jan. 20, 1883). Eight views on a single sheet, 15 x 10 inches, b/w,  including: Sakalave people, stripping and packing the orchilla at Nos Vey; a view of Nos Vey, Observing the Transit of Venus, and several of local boats.   $30 

Sketches in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Dec. 14, 1889). Seven views on a single sheet, 15 x 10 inches, b/w.  All are views of local people:  a fruit-seller, a night watchman, a beggar, a hide-carrier, and a wood-seller.  $30

Sketches in Madagascar,   from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 8, 1883).  Four views on a single sheet including:  Ranavalona III, The New Queen of Madagascar, 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $25

Sketches in Madagascar: Entrance to the Royal Palace, Antananarivo from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 22, 1890). 15 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text overleaf.   $30

Sketches in Madagascar, Illustrated News of the World (August 23, 1890). Six views of Malagasy people on a single sheet. 13 ½ x 9 ½ inches with text on rear.    SOLD

Sketches in Madagascar:  Entrance to the Royal Palace, Antananarivo, from The Illustrated News of the World (March 8, 1890).  A detailed view of the entrance with many individuals, 13 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w. $20  I have the same sketch from Journal des Voyages (10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches) for $10

Sketches of Madagascar, The Illustrated London News (Dec. 18, 1858). Three views on a single sheet including the procession of the prince and princess royal passing along the eastern side of the capital. 15 x 10 inches with text on rear. $40

Tananarive, L’Illustration (October 12, 1895). Two views: Entrée du pavillon habitee par la Reine, deans le Rova; and Les forcats malgaches, a Tananarive, on a single page. 13 x 9 ½ inches in full color with text on rear.    SOLD

Travelling in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (Sept. 5, 1863). Two views on a single page:  The Queen’s Picture Being Conveyed to Antananarivo; and Travelling Through the Forests of the Island. 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches, b/w,   with accompanying text overleaf.  The drawings are taken from Bishop Ryan’s book, Madagascar and Mauritius (London, 1864). $25  

Tsimiar, ancien souverain de Nossi-Be (possessions francaise), with Jombe-Souli, reine de Moheli, from Le Monde Illustre  (Sept. 28, 1864) 9 x 7 inches on the full front page of this issue, 13 1/2 x 10 inches, b/w, including an elaborate masthead.  $40

Types malgaches, L’Illustration (n.d. but ca. 1870s). Engraving of five Malagasy men. 7 ½ x 6 ½ inches with text on rear.    SOLD

The Vari, or Maucauco, a native of Madagascar (n.d. but 18th c.). Engraved by Rennoldson. 7 ½ x 6 inches.  SOLD

View of Tamatave, Madagascar, and Chief’s House, Tamatave on the front page with full masthead, The Illustrated London News (July 28, 1883). 15 x 10 inches, b/w.  $35

Views in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (May 2, 1863). Two views, engraved from drawings by Lieut. P. P. Oliver of the Royal Artillery,  on a single sheet: Antananarivo, from Lake Anosi; and Procession of the King and Court of Madagascar to the Execution Ground, Ambohipotsi. 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches with accompanying text overleaf.  $35

Views in Madagascar,  from The Illustrated London News  (May 2, 1862). Three views:  Falls of Anevoca; Residence of Indriamatoaravalo, the late chief of Ambaromanga; and Entrance to the Palace, Antananarivo, on a single sheet,  14 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, b/w.  $25

Views in Madagascar, from The Illustrated London News (May 2, 1863). Three views, engraved from drawings by Lieut. P. P. Oliver of the Royal Artillery, on a single sheet, 15 x 10 inches, b/w, including:  Ferry over the River Mangoro, at Andakana; View of the Country near Ambatomanga; and Angaro Keli, between Ankera Madinika and Ambatomanga. $25

Visages de Madagascar (Paris, Les Ecrivains Francais pour le Gouvernement General de Madagascar, n.d., but ca. 1920s). Twenty-four frameable aquarelles de Cheriane; legendes d’Andre Demaison; presentes par Pierre Benoit, de l’Academie francaise. This is a 14 x 10 inch booklet with 24 colored plates; each plate is 9 1/2 x 8 inches with a tissue guard and a detailed description.  A wide variety of Malagasy locales are depicted, inter alia: Tamatave (3), Diego-Suarez, Le Lac Maudit, Nossi-Be, Majunga (3), Tananarive (4), Ambohimanga, Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa (2), Fort Dauphin, L’Ilot Madame. I cannot find a record of this book in BL, LOC, Yale, etc. SOLD

Vouillage de Zaoudzi, a Mayotte, from L’Illustration (c. 1850s). 9 x 4 1/2 inches, b/w, d’apres les dessins de M. de Montravel.  SOLD

Vue panoramique de la cote Orientale de Madagascar, L’Illustration (ca. 1860s). Three engravings by Ev.de Benard on a single sheet; each view 12 ½ x 2 ½ inches. Views include: Tamatave, Grand fort Hovas, Ile aux Prunes, and petit fort du Nord with various types of sailing vessels in foreground.   SOLD

Vue de Fomboni, capitale de l’ile de Mohely (Paris, c. 1850). 6 1/2 x 5 inches, b/w.  Drawn by M. H. Capitaine; engraved by Jules Pelcoq.  A view of the town from the sea with ships in the foreground. $30

Vue des Habitations de Madagascar (Paris, 1810).  11 3/4 x 7 inches, b/w. $35

Vue du fort et de la ville de Tamatave; and Vue de l’ile Sainte-Marie, from L’Illustration, Journal Universel (Paris, 1860s).  Tamative (9 x 3 inches); Sainte-Marie (5 1/2 x 3 inches), b/w, with accompanying text.  $30

The War in Madagascar: A Scene in Antananarivo: Drilling Hova Artillery in front of the Queen’s Palace before the arrival of the French, from The Graphic (Oct. 19, 1895). Drawn by Frank Dadd. 12 x 10 inches, b/w.  $30

With the French in Madagascar: A Scene Outside Antananarivo. Slave Girls Carrying Up Water from the Well at the foot of the Hill on which the Town Stands, The Graphic (Nov. 30, 1895). A lovely almost impressionistic rendering by J. Gulich from a photo by Col. Stewart. 15 x 10 inches, front page of this issue with text on rear.    SOLD

Zaoudzi, vue prise de la case du docteur Urignaud (c. 1860s).  A fine view drawn by Le Breton of this harbor in Mayotte with the town in the foreground and ships and mountains to the rear. 9 x/ 6 inches, b/w.   $35

Updated,  March 2008