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MFA 025 Carte des Cotes de l’Afrique depuis le Cap de Frio jusqu’a la baye d’Algoa

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MFA 025 Chart SW Africa

Carte des Cotes de l’Afrique depuis le Cap de Frio jusqu’a la baye d’Algoa.

Large antique engraved chart of the coast of southern Africa with insets of the Cape of Good Hope and Sadanha Bay and soundings at sea S of the Cape by Captn W E W Owen; published by the Depot de la Marine, Paris, 1833

875 x 590 mm (34 ½ x 23in)

Uncoloured; excellent impression and overall very good condition except for a 55 mm (2 in) separation of the centre fold, some ageing of the edges of the paper and soiling from handling in the bottom and right hand margins.      $A 800

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MFA 023 Africa

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Africa  by John Rapkin from JohnTallis & Son

245 x 342mm

Original outline hand colour. Condition good; centre fold as issued, $A200

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MFA 022 Plan of the Isle of Rodrigues

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Plan of the Isle of Rodrigues   by R. Sayer & J Bennet from East India Pilot or Oriental Navigator

320x 475 mm

Uncoloured. Condition very good. The only imperfctions are  in the edges,:lower skillful repair, left some crumpling and fraying with loss but would mattout. $A1200

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MFA 021 Transvaal, Orange Free State and Natal

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Transvaal, Orange Free State and Natal

Antique lithographed map of the Boer Reublics, Natal and Lesotho in southern Africa by W & A K Johnston,1926

250 x 194 mm

Lithographed in colour; excellent condition.     $A 45

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MFA 020 Africa

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Africa 

Antique engraved map by Edward Weller; plate numbers 66 & 67 from A K Johnston’s Atlas c 1870.  Oceania by Johnston and China by Weller on verso. 

455 x 632 mm

Hand coloured (but not to key) Very good condition.  $A 150

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MFA 019 Africa

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MFA 019 Arica Dower

Africa

Antique map by John Dower, published by Henry Teesdale, in his New General Atlas of The World, London, 1841., Piano key border, and excellent detailSize: ,

460 x 370 mm (approx 18″ x 14.5″).

Original hand colour. Good condition.  $175

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MFA 018 Cyrenaica

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MFA 018 Orange Free state

Cyrenaica.

A British military map of WW ll vintage showing north-western Libya, northern Egypt and Crete. Includes the area in whuch the battle of El Alamein was fought.  Printed on thin tracing paper with hand-coloured roads and boundaries. 

340 x 504 mm

Very good condition.    $A75

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MFA 017 Togo und Nachtbarlaender

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MFA 017 Togo

Togo und Nachtbarlaender

Antique lithographed map of the German colony of Togo with neighbouring Dahomey (modern Republic of Benin), showing parts of Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.  More detailed inset maps of S Togo, its coast and Misahoehe region inland.  From Meyer’s Konversations-Lexikon 6th edn, c 1910. 

213 x 135 mm. 

Colour lithography, very good condition.   $A40

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MFA 016 Orange Free State

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MFA 016 Andree Sn Africa

Orange Free State

Antique lithographed map of the Orange Free State and Basutoland with inset plan of Bloemfontein and related text and photos on verso.  From Harmsworth’s New Atlas, c1920.  . 

213 x 322 mm. 

Colour lithograph; very good condition, minor discoloration about the margins.      $A 60

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MFA 015 Karte des Kriegsschauplatzes in Suedafrika, 1899 – 1902

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MFA 015 Kriegs schauplatz

Karte des Kriegsschauplatzes in Suedafrika, 1899 – 1902 

Antique lithographed map of the Boer Republics, heavily annotated to show the main events of the Boer War, with insets of the siege of Ladysmith and capture of Cronje.  From Meyer’s Konversations-Lexikon, Leipzig (6th edn c 1910)

215 x 275 mm 

Lithographed in colour; excellent condition.       $A80

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