Auction 130, Lot 798

"Vera Duorum Indicorum in Insula S. Maria", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1599 (circa)

Publication: Petits Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: B+

Some damp stains in top margin and a short tear in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/2/2009

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