Auction 139, Lot 674

"I. S. Laurentij", Wright, Benjamin

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Discours of Voyages into Ye Easte & West Indies

Color: Black & White

5 x 3.5 inches
12.7 x 8.9 cm

This uncommon small map of Madagascar was originally drawn by Benjamin Wright for Langenes Tabularum Contractarum. This edition is from the rare English edition of Van Linschoten's "Discours of Voyages into Ye Easte & West Indies". The map shows detail of towns, surrounding islands and shoals. The interior is largely filled with mountains. North is oriented to the left. On a full sheet (7 x 11") with English text describing the island.


Condition: B+

Nice clean image. The edges are rough and there is slight soiling in the blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 2/15/2012