Auction 139, Lot 675

"Insula S. Laurentii, vulgo Madagascar", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1668 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche Eylanden

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 11 inches
36.8 x 27.9 cm

Lovely map of the island of Madagascar and coastline of Mozambique. The interior is largely filled with mountains, and place names are relegated to the coasts and rivers. The map is richly embellished with two compass roses, four sailing ships and a large title cartouche featuring Poseidon and his sea nymphs.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/15/2012

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