Auction 126, Lot 780

"Isle d'Auphine, Communement Nommee par les Europeens Madagascar, et St. Laurens…", Sanson, Nicolas Fils

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Cartes et Tables de la Geographie…

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 22.8 inches
44.5 x 57.9 cm

This is a splendid, large-scale map of Madagascar and the surrounding islands in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa. The map is filled with detail along the coasts and is decorated with an unusual compass rose, sailing ship and a figurative cartouche.


Condition: A

The centerfold has been reinforced with Japanese tissue on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 12/3/2008