"Insulae & Ars Mosambique", Bertius, Petrus
Subject: Africa - Southern
Period: 1610 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
4.9 x 3.3 inches
12.4 x 8.4 cm
Charming miniature map of the island and its natural harbor that was a maritime trading center from the 10th to the mid 19th century. The Portuguese fort St. Gabriel dominates the island with two sailing ships and a fishing boat completing the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Latin text on verso.
Small paper flaw hole in ocean at neatline, else very good. Hinge tape on verso.