Auction 113, Lot 787

"Insulae et arcis Mocambique descriptio ad fines Melinde sita ebano puriss…", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Mozambique

Period: 1599 (circa)

Publication: II. Pars Indiae Orientalis, in qua J. H. Lintscotani Navigatio in Orientem

Color: Black & White

10.8 x 8.3 inches
27.4 x 21.1 cm

Attractive bird's-eye view of Melinde harbor in Mozambique showing the fortifications with numerous ships at anchor in the protected harbor. The map is finely engraved and decorated with a large compass rose, coat of arms and title cartouche with the title in both Latin and Dutch.


Condition: B

Tissue reinforced centerfold, filling several large worm tracks, which do not detract from the overall engraving.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/7/2005