Auction 97, Lot 484

"Carte de l'Ile de Madagascar Contenant Sa Description & Diverses Particularitez Curieuses de ses Habitans Tant Blancs Que Negres", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Madagascar

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Black & White

17 x 14.5 inches
43.2 x 36.8 cm

Wonderfully decorative folio sheet with a map (8 x 4") of the island of Madagascar with north oriented to the right. French text below the map discusses the land and its people. This is surrounded by elegantly engraved views in the carte-a-figures style of the people and their customs.


Condition: A

One tiny spot on centerfold, still very good condition.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2001