"Insula St. Thomae", Hondius/Bertius
Subject: Sao Tome Island
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…
Color: Hand Color
5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm
This handsome miniature map depicts the island of Sao Tome, off the coast of Gabon. The island is a large volcano and lies just north of the equator, although this map depicts the equator running directly through the center of the island. The map is adorned with a strapwork cartouche, sailing ship, and sea monster. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8950:342.
A fine impression and attractive color.