Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 00:00

From 11 to 18 April 2024, Antiquarian Auctions will feature a selection of scarce maps and charts of the African continent, Southern Africa and surrounding oceans – A preview commences on 5 April.

In the 1960s R.V (“Mick”) Tooley the famous London dealer, set about helping David Schrire, a South African living in London, to assemble a comprehensive collection of maps of Africa. 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. The collection has been untouched until recently.

The maps are being sold piecemeal in the hope that the maps will fill gaps in private and institutional collections. In the April auction, we’ll be offering twenty scarce maps and sea charts that surely will attract serious collectors. Some of the maps and charts have never been offered for sale and some are seldom in the market – perhaps once a decade or quarter century. More information about the collection can be found here.

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Johannes Loots’s c.1699 map of the Cape of Good Hope

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