"Insulae et arcis Mocambique descriptio ad fines Melinde sita ebano puriss…", Linschoten, Jan Juygen van
Period: 1596 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
12.4 x 9.6 inches
31.5 x 24.4 cm
This attractive bird's-eye view of Melinde harbor in Mozambique was engraved by Joannes a Doetecan for the issues of Linschoten's Voyages published between 1596 and 1644. It shows the fortifications with numerous ships flying the Portuguese standard at anchor in the protected harbor. The map is finely engraved and decorated with a large compass rose, the Portuguese coat of arms, and title cartouche with the title in both Latin and Dutch.
References: Tooley (MCC-30) #E72, plt. 5.