South Africa & Mozambique

 

Maps:

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

Arrowsmith, A., Cape of Good Hope (Edinburgh, A. Constable, 1817). Engraved by Sidney Hall. A fine map of the Cape Colony, 10 x. 8 inches, outline color, beautifully matted. SOLD

Bellin, J. N. Carte du Pays des Hottentots (Paris, c. 1760). 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, later hand coloring. A map of South Africa all the way east to Lourenco Marques, with a inset 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 of Cape Town including False Bay and Robben Island. $125

Bellin, J. N. Le Pays des Hottentots aux Environs du Cap de Bonne Esperance (Paris, c. 1760). 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, later hand coloring.  A beautiful map of the Cape as far north as Baye de St. Helene and as far east Baye de Mussel. $125

Bellin, J. N. Empire du Monomotapa et Etats Voisins (Paris, c. 1750). 10 1/4 x 8 inches, b/w. A map of the East Africa coast from south of Inhaqua to north of Mozambique Island and including the Zambesi/Monomotapa hinterland. $100

Bellin, J. N. Carte de la Baye de Mosambique (Paris, c. 1750). 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, b/w. A fine map of Mozambique Island and the adjacent bay and coastline. $75

Bonne, Rigobert. Carte du Canal de Mosambique, Contenant L’Isle de Madagascar avec les Cotes d’Afrique, depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance jusqu’a Melinde (Paris, c. 1781). Copperplate engraving, 12 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches, later hand color. A map of the east coast of Africa from Cape Town to Mombasa/Melindi and including Madagascar, Bourbon, I. de France, Comoros, Seychelles, and a large inset of the Cape from Cape Town north to St. Helen’s Bay, including False Bay, Robben Island, Stellenbosch, etc. $175

Brockhaus, F. Kapstadt  und Umgebung (Leipzig, ca. 1900). A fine map of Cape Town and environs with an adjoining map of the Cape Peninsula. 8 1/2 x 6 inches, color. SOLD

Chart of the Road and Harbour of Mozambique on the Coast of Africa (c. 1821). 9 1/4 x 7 1/4, b/w, with a compass rose and radials. The reef and depths of the bay are indicated. $45

Gibson, J. A Map of the Cape of Good Hope & the Country adjacent, 1752, published in Gentlemen’s Magazine (London, November 1755).  7 ½ x 4 ½ inches, b/w.   SOLD

Imray, James and Son. The Coast of the Cape Colony (London, James Imray and Son, 1879). A marvelous blue-back sea chart showing the South African coast from Table Bay to Port Natal . Twenty-two insets (some quite large) including: Table Bay, False Bay, Knysna Harbour, Mossel Bay, Plettenburg Bay, Algoa Bay, Port Natal. 78 x 34 inches in fine condition. SOLD

Mallet, Alain Manesson. Mozambique, from Description de l’Univers (Paris, 1683). 6 x 4 inches, later hand color. A view of Mozambique Island and adjacent coastline with ships at sea. $125

Mallet, Alain Manesson. Sofala, from Description de l’Univers (Paris, 1683). 6 x 4 inches, later hand color.  A view of Sofala, the fort, with figures in the foreground and hills in the distance. $125

Prospect of the Cape of Good Hope, Fort, and Table Bay (London, 1753). Copperplate engraving of three maps together, 8 x 6 inches, later hand color.   The Prospect has a key to twelve points; the Fort a key to six points and five bastions, and Table Bay has a key to nine points and includes Robin Island and a compass rose. SOLD

Updated, July 2007

 

Prints:

Breakwater, Harbour, and Docks, Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, from The  Illustrated London News (Nov. 19, 1870). A broad vista of Cape Town harbor with ships in the foreground and the city and Table Mountain behind. 14 ½ x 10 inches,  b/w, with text on rear. $40

The British Squadron Cruising in Mozambique Channel Under Rear-Admiral Sir E. R. Fremantle, from The Illustrated London News (March 15, 1890). View of ten named ships. 9 ½ x 6 ½ inches with text on rear. $30  SOLD

Burning of a Slave Establishment by British Seamen and Marines, at Keonga River Mozamba, in the Mozambique Channel,  from The Illustrated London News (Jan 18, 1851). An elaborate and detailed view. 9 x 6 ½ inches with accompanying text.  $35

Cape of Good Hope.–Cape Town and Table Mountain (1875).  A wood engraving 6 1/2 x 4 inches, later hand coloring, with ships at sea, the settlement, and Table Mountain behind. $30

Cape Town (New York, Selmar, Hess, late 19th c.).  6 1/2 x 4 1/2 steel engraving by Gray overlooking the settlement, False Bay, with Table Mountain in the background, later hand coloring. $60

Cape Town and Table Mountain, from Commodore Matthew Perry, Narrative of an Expedition… (Washington, D. C., 1856). Drawn from nature by Wm. Heine; lithograph by Sarony.   This is the fine Cape Town lithograph from the Perry Expedition–ships in the foreground with the town and Table Mountain behind.  9 ½ x 7 inches, sepia tone. $100

Cape Town and the Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope (London, Henry Fisher Caxton, 1825).  9 x 6 1/2 inches,  later hand color.  $75

Cape Town in 1780 (after Le Vaillant.) 4 1/4 x 3 inches. Ships in the foreground with the settlement and Table Mountain in the distance. $25

The Colonial Mail Steamer Windsor Castle Ashore on Dassen Island, Cape of Good Hope, from The Illustrated London News(December 2, 1876). The is the full front page of this issue, including masthead, 15 x 9 inches, b/w. A fine engraving with plenty of penguins in the foreground. It could be beautifully colored and framed.  $50

The Colonial Secretary in South Africa: Mr. Chamberlain at Durban, December 26., from The Illustrated London News (Jan. 24, 1903). Four photographs on a single page, 13 x 10 inches, b/w;  overleaf are three photographs of Mr. Chamberlain in Zanzibar.   $30

The Portuguese Defence of Lourenco Marques,  from The Graphic (December 15, 1894).  Three views: A Watch Tower on the Railway, A Street Barricade of Iron Tanks and Trollies, and A Funeral near Delagoa Bay, South Africa,  on a single sheet, 14 1/2 x 9 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. Drawings from photographs by F. A.  Cocks, R.N.,  of H.M.S. Philomel. $30

The Delagoa Bay Railway, South Africa, The Illustrated London News (Feb. 25, 1888). Three views–Lorenzo Marquez Custom House: View from the Landing-Jetty of the Port; Lorenzo Marquez: View from the Berea, Powder Magazine in the Foreground; and Railway Bridge over the Sluice of the Swamp Drainage at Lorenzo Marquez—on a single sheet. 16 x 11 inches with accompanying text overleaf. $35

Dr. Livingston’s Astronomical Observations. Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, from The Illustrated London News (March 21, 1857). Two views:  The Royal Observatory; and Transit Instrument at the Cape Observatory on a single sheet 15 x 10 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $40

The East African Slave Trade, from The Illustrated London News (July 19, 1873). Four views—Mozambique, with Fort St. Sebastian; Mafamale Isle, Mouth of the Angoxa; Rovooma River; Lurio River, with the Picos Fragos—on a single sheet. Each view 8 x 3 inches, with accompanying text overleaf. $45

First Sale of Sugar on the Market Square of d’Urban, Port Natal, from The Illustrated London News (Feb. 16, 1856).  9 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches, later hand coloring, with text on rear. $40

Fort St. Sebastian, Mozambique, The Illustrated London News  (May 28, 1881). 8 ½ x 4 inches. $35

Johnston, H. H., C.B., The Struggle Against the Slave Trade: Mocambique, parts 1 and 2, from The Graphic (March 9, 1895 and March 16, 1895). Johnston was the Commissioner and Consul-General of the Territories under British Influence North of the Zambesi.  Five pages of text, each 14 x 10 inches, and twelve engravings including: Fort of Sao Sebastiao at Mocambique, View of the Town of Mocambique, and two views of Quelimane. $75

Kipling, Rudyard. The Sin of Witchcraft, Cape Town, Harper’s Weekly (March 17, 1900). This is an article about Cape Town during the Anglo-Boer War including photos of Kipling and the Parliament Building. 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches, with accompanying text on front and rear. $40

A Malay Fish Sale on the Beach at Cape Town, from The Graphic (March 24, 1893).  13 x 9 inches, b/w.  $25

An Old Dutch House at Cape Town, South Africa, from The Illustrated London News (March 5, 1864). 9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w,  A fine engraving by M. Jackson with Africans working in the foreground and Table Mountain in the background. $35

A Perspective View of the Cape of Good Hope, engraved for the Universal Magazine (London, November 1754).  11  x 6 ½ inch engraving, some offsetting, later hand-color, beautifully matted. An elegant view of Cape Town from the sea with ships at anchor in the foreground and an inset of the castle.  Despite its title, David Jolly does not list it as actually having been published in The Universal Magazine.  SOLD

The Portuguese Attack on the British at Beira, East Africa, from The Graphic (May 30, 1891). 12 x 9 inches, b/w.  Ships shown:  H.P.M.S. Limpopo, S.S. Agnes, The Shark, and H.P.M.S. Tamega. $30

The Royal Observatory, Cape Town,  from The Illustrated London News (June 17, 1865). B/w, 9 ½ x 6 ½ inches with text on rear. $20

Under the Portuguese Flag–Slavery in South-East Africa, from The Graphic (March 5, 1892).  Two views:  Senhor Continho’s Expedition up the Zambesi to Conquer the Katanga Tribe; and A Morning Scene at one of the prazos in Portuguese Zambesiland–both from sketches by Sir John Willoughby.  13 x 9 inches, b/w.  $25

View of the Cape of Good Hope, from a Drawing taken on the spot by J. Hodges, Esq. (c. 1800).  Copperplate engraving by Morris, 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, b/w. A view of the town and castle from the sea with Table Mountain in the background. SOLD

View of Cape Town from Amsterdam Fort (London, Sherwood, Neely & Jones, 1810). A fine steel engraving, 8 1/2 x 6 inches, b/w,  drawn by William Haines and engraved by H. R. Cook.   SOLD

View of Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, plus seven additional sketches on a single sheet, Harper’s Weekly (January 9, 1858). The Table Bay sketch is 7 x 4 inches; in addition there is an engraving of St. George’s Street, and six engravings of Africans. The entire sheet is 14 ½ x 10 inches with accompanying text on front and rear. $45

Views of Delagoa Bay, Portuguese South-East Africa, Illustrated London News (Nov. 3, 1894). Three photos—Entrance to Delagoa Bay; Lourenco Marques: General View from near the British Consulate; Lourenco Marques: View from the hill above the town—on a single sheet. 14 ½ x 9 ½ inches with text front and rear. SOLD

West Street Durban (two views) and The Innes Breakwater, Durban, The Graphic (January 19, 1889). Three views, 9 x 6 1/2 inches, b/w, on a single sheet.  SOLD

West-Street, in D’Urban.–From an original sketch, from The Illustrated London News (January 6, 1855). 9 x 5 inches, b/w, with accompanying text. $40.

Sea Charts:

Approaches to Durban (London, Admiralty, 1939) from surveys in 1926 and 1938 with small hand corrections to 1943).  26 x 19 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  A birds-eye view of Durban and the harbor with minor foxing in the lower left corner not affecting image.  SOLD

Cape of Good Hope to Beira including the Southern Portion of Madagascar (London, Admiralty, 1935), with small correction to 1941.  39 x 25 1/2 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variation curves.  There is foxing on the upper left and upper right corners of this chart not affecting image.  SOLD

Conducia and Mocambo Bays and Mozambique Harbor  (Washington DC,  Hydrographic Office, 1908), with Portuguese surveys to 1934 and small hand corrections to Sept. 1941.  28 1/2 x 24 inches, original color, with soundings in fathoms and  magnetic variations in fine condition.  A very detailed chart of Mozambique Island and its environs.  SOLD

Delagoa Bay (Lourenco Marques Port) from Portuguese Surveys Between 1903 and 1907 (Washington DC, Hydrographic Office, 1919), with small hand corrections to Feb. 1942.  42 x 25 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  A very detailed chart of the bay, Lourenco Marques, Inhaca Island, with insets of coastal sightlines, views of lighthouses, and an inset map of Catembe, in fine condition.  SOLD

Delagoa Bay from Portuguese Government Surveys 1903-1907 (London, Admiralty, 1910) with small hand corrections to 1939.  43 x 25 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  A very detailed view of the bay, Lourenco Marques, Inhaca Island,  with insets of coastal sightlines, views of lighthouses, and an inset map of Catembe, in fine condition. SOLD

Durban (Port Natal) (Washington DC, Hydrographic Office, 1925), with surveys by the Harbor Engineer to 1941 and small hand corrections to June 1942.  40 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches, in original color, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations. This is a birds-eye view of Durban and its harbor with streets, buildings, roads, rail lines, docks,  islands, channels, reefs, etc. clearly indicated.  SOLD

East Coast of Africa Port Natal to Algoa Bay from British Surveys between 1867 and 1872 (Washington DC, Hydrographic Office, 1897), with small hand corrections to July 1942.  39 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, b/w,  with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  A very detailed coastal map.  There is some foxing across the top one-quarter of the map only slightly affecting image.  $100

East London to Shixini River Surveyed by Commander J. Dalgleish, S.A.N.S. (London, Admiralty, 1941), with small hand corrections to 1942.  38 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches, b/w, with great coastal detail, soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations, in fine condition.  SOLD

Harbor of Cape Town Washington DC, Hydrographic Office, 1907), with surveys by the Harbor Engineer to 1938 and small hand corrections to March 1942.  38 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, in original color,  with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations. This is a very detailed birds-eye view of the harbor with all the buildings, jettys, quays, basins, docks, and rail lines clearly indicated.  SOLD

Lourenco Marques (Washington DC, Hydrographic Office, 1911), with small hand corrections to February 1942.  39 x 25 1/2 inches, original color, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations. A detailed view of the town, harbor, and bay.  SOLD

Pungue River and Beira Harbor  (London,  Admiralty, 1924) with small hand corrections to 1942.  Three maps:  Port of Beira, Beira Harbor, and Pungue River on a single sheet, 48 x 26 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  Highly detailed charts of Beira and environs, in fine condition.  SOLD

Riet Point to East London Surveyed by Commander J. Dalgleish, S.A.N.S. (London, Admiralty, 1941) with hand corrections to 1942.  Great coastal detail with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  38 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches, b/w, fine condition. sold

South Coast of Africa Algoa Bay to Cape Town from British Surveys between 1853 and 1870  (Washington, DC, Hydrographic Office, 1897), with small hand corrections to April 1941.   43 x 33 inches, b/w,  with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  A very detailed coastal map from Algoa Bay to Cape Town to north of Saldanha Bay.  There is foxing across the top one-quarter of the map only slightly affecting image.   $150

Walvis Bay Surveyed by Lt. Commander J. Dalgleish, S.A.N.S. (London, Admiralty, 1930), with small hand corrections to 1939.  39 x 26 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations. A birds-eye view of the bay, town, whaling station, sand dunes, etc. SOLD

West Coast of Africa Loanda to  Cape Frio (Washington, DC, Hydrographic Office,  1905), with small hand corrections to October 1942. 46 x 28 inches, b/w, with soundings in fathoms and magnetic variations.  A detailed coastal map of Angola and the very north of Namibia (aka Southwest Africa), in fine condition.   $75

Updated,  February 2008