"Vera Duorum Indicorum in Insula S. Maria", Bry, Theodore de
Period: 1599 (circa)
Publication: Petits Voyages
Color: Black & White
7 x 5.5 inches
17.8 x 14 cm
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.
Some damp stains in top margin and a short tear in the bottom blank margin.