Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
This is a view of the settlements of Spakenbourch and S. Angero on Saint Marie island off the coast of Madagascar. This illustration was made during the first journey of Cornelis de Houtman when he made landfall here for water and food. Illustrations of coral are included, as the protected lagoon is endowed with significant coralline growth and is presently a major scuba diving destination.