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Thursday, April 11th, 2024 - Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Antiquarian Auctions #114

Auction will feature, apart from rare books and ephemera, a selection of scarce maps and charts of the African continent, Southern Africa and surrounding oceans.

R.V (“Mick”) Tooley, the famous London dealer, assisted David Schrire, A South African living in London, in assembling this comprehensive collection of maps of Africa in the 1960s. Schrire’s collection formed the basis of Tooley’s Map Collectors’ Series of pamphlets and then his seminal Collectors Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa. Highlights include:

Lot 1: John Thornton & Joel Gascoyne, A Plat from England to Cape Bona Esperanca. Mount & Page, London, 1750. This is a new engraving of part of John Seller's 'Western Ocean'. The 4-sheet, unsigned, undated sea chart depicts part of the Atlantic Ocean and its coastline.

Lot 7: Johannes Loots', Nieuwe Naauwkeurige Land-en Zee-kaart, van .... de Caap de Bonne Esperanc. Amsterdam, c. 1698. This anonymous and undated map is not well known and is important for both its historical record and its widespread influence on eighteenth century mapping of the Cape of Good Hope.

Lot 19: John Seller, A Chart of the Western Part of the East Indies with all the adjacent (sic) Islands from Cape Bona Esperanca to Cape Comorin. London, ca. 1678. This attractive chart of the western part of the East Indies was first published in 1675 in both his English Pilot (Part 3) and Atlas Maritimus.

Lot 20: Johannes II van Keulen, Paskaart van een Gedeelte van de Aethiopische-Zee, Bevattende Insgelyks 't Eiland Madagascar met Desselfs Onderhorige Eilanden. Amsterdam, 1753. This historically important chart of the western mid-sector of the Indian Ocean is from the 1753, so-called secret VOC atlas: Part VI of the NieuweLichtende Zee-Fakkel by Johannes II van Keulen.

The preview will be available on Friday, 05 April 2024.

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