In the title cartouche, the ancient name of Madagascar : St Laurent. This name has been done by the Portuguese who discovered the island the day of the St Laurent, on 1506, 2 February. They were the first European to discover the island.As we can see on the map, the interior of the island is not explored, only the coastlines are detailed. Pirates of all nations established themselves on the eastern coast and used the island as a base to remote from any European naval power. During this period, many small kingdoms began to flourish in the island through the slave trade. In the right side, the Reunion island, with its first name Santa Appolonia because the island has been discovered by the Portuguese Tristan da Cunha, the day of the St Appoline, on 1507, 9 February, and the name Isle Bourbon (name given to island in 1649). Dapper was a Dutch physician and writer.
He wrote books of history and geography. His famous book is "Description de l'Afrique", one of the most important work about Africa in XVIIe century. Size with margins : 40,2 x 33,5 cm / 15,7 x 12,9 inches.
Very good condition, handed colored. Edition : from "Description de l'Afrique". Amsterdam, edited by Jacob von Meurs. We send maps by DHL. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE.Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item "MADAGASCAR AFRICA 1686 DAPPER Olfert NICE UNUSUAL ANTIQUE MAP 17TH CENTURY" is in sale since Friday, December 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".
The seller is "efi6" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.