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Map of Madagascar and part of the coast of East Africa

Map of Madagascar and part of the coast of East Africa
 
 

Map of Madagascar and part of the coast of East Africa.
Insula S. Laurentii / Vulgo Madagascar
The print is taken from the Atlas Blaeu-Van der Hem
The map was originally featured in Joan Blaeu's 'Atlas Maior'
After 1640 Madagascar was a port of call for the French in particular. Blaeu had this chart made especially for the 'Atlas Maior' and based it on information from a book by the French governor, Etienne de Flacourt
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 1049B13_071 and 185 B 11 part II, before p. 1.

creator Blaeu sr., Joan

(publisher)

Anoniem / Anonymous

(land surveyor / mapmaker)

period

1662

material

paper

category print
technique

coloured engraving

inscriptiion

Insula S. Laurentii / Vulgo Madagascar Blaeu sr., Joan

dimension

42,5 x 55,5 cm

number

Van der Hem 35:58

owner Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
location(s) Maroantsetra S. Luzia Nzwani

Map/Chart/Plan   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   ship / vessel   compass / dial   fauna   Person   Asians, Africans & Americans  

Literature

  • Krogt, Peter van der, The Atlas Blaeu - Van der Hem: of the Austrian National Library (Utrecht, 2005)