Map of Madagascar and part of the coast of East Africa
Blaeu sr., Joan / Anoniem / Anonymous
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.Please contact Österreichische Nationalbibliothek for reuse and copyrights.