"Isle d'Auphine, Communement Nommee par les Europeens Madagascar, et St. Laurens…", Sanson, Nicolas Fils
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.
The centerfold has been reinforced with Japanese tissue on verso.