Colour print, 66 x 52 cm (26 x 20,5 inches), with an original brochure with an index: 8°, 8 pp., wrappers with title, stapled. Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
The only known example of a fascinating cyanotype (blueprint) plan of Sekondi, capturing the Gold Coast’s (Ghana) main commercial port during the Edwardian boom period of economic and infrastructure development - a value artefact of the the Industrial Revolution and urbanism in Sub-Saharan Africa.
A very rare large format work from the sequence of the first broadly accurate maps of the Gold Coast (today’s Ghana), created by the Intelligence Division of the British War Office, with exceedingly detailed coverage of travel routes into the interior and the labelling of the domains of tribal nations, the present edition was made to guide British forces,…
An extremely rare sea chart of the middle of the Indian Ocean, featuring Northeast Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, the Seychelles, as well as many other islands and nautical features, made during a great era of piracy and Anglo-French naval rivalry in the region, issued by the boutique London chartmakers of Henry Gregory & Son.
This chart maps the mouth of the Jubba River in southern Somalia, long a vital lifeline for agriculture and trade. The chart was made from surveys conducted by Commander Giovatto of the Italian Navy in 1908. Zincograph (Very Good, some light toning and light wear along old folds), 53 x 61 cm (21 x 24 inches).
Colour print, 66 x 52 cm (26 x 20.5 inches). Housed in an original illustrated wrappers with a flap (a small hand-written monogram of the previous owner, otherwise in a near-mint unused condition with a minimal stains on the spine of the wrappers).
An Italian map of the natural harbour of Kismaayo, in the far south of Somalia. Photozincograph, with navigational markers heightened in yellow and some details added in manuscript in red pen, with pastedown date stamp in lower left corner (Very Good, some wear along old folds), 55.5 x 70.5 cm (22 x 27.5 inches).
The first edition of the first comprehensive, scientifically accurate geological map of Libya, a grand, bilingual (English - Arabic) separately issued production primarily made to aid the country’s burgeoning oil industry; the result of a collaboration between Louis Conant and Gus Goudarzi, two of America’s most esteemed geologists, fulfilling a joint project of the U.S. State Department and the pro-Western…
A fine and scarce sea chart of St. Augustin’s (Anantson̈o) and Tullea (Toliara) bays, amongst the finest anchorages on the west coast of Madagascar, published by the leading chartmakers of Laurie & Whittle.
Very rare – the first edition of Captain William Nichelson’s masterly large-format sea chart of St. Augustin’s Bay, Madagascar, a key harbour on the Mozambique Channel, along the route between Europe and India, first issued in the 1767 edition of William Herbert’s important atlas, ‘A New Directory for the East Indies’.