"Insula Madagascar sive Sti. Laurenty", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1679 (published)
Publication: Die Gantze Erd-Kugel
Color: Hand Color
9.8 x 7.7 inches
24.9 x 19.6 cm
Finely engraved, decorative map of Madagascar and the coast of Mozambique. Great detail of the surrounding islands and navigation hazards in the Gulf of Mozambique. The map is ornamented with an attractive title cartouche. Published in Johann David Zunners' rare German translation of Sanson's L'Afrique en Plusieurs Cartes.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON I E.
A dark impression with light toning. The top margin has been extended to accommodate framing.