"Insula S. Laurentii, vulgo Madagascar", Merian
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.9 inches
35.6 x 27.7 cm
Lovely map of the island and coastline of Mozambique. The interior is largely filled with mountains and placenames 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 Neptune and his entourage.
Clean and crisp with pleasing later color.