Auction 135, Lot 704

"Ins. St. Thome", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Western Africa - Sao Tome Island

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Caert-Thresoor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.6 cm

This tiny map details Sao Tome Island, an important Portuguese colony off the African coast. Two small insets show coastal profiles. It was published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Langenes in the first edition of the popular Map-treasury. Dutch text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.

Condition: B+

There is some printer's ink residue and mild toning in the map.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/16/2011

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