Langenes, Barent

1598

Rare antique map of Mozambique Island, Mozambique

Descriptio Ins. Madagascar Insulæ & Ars Mosambique

DESCRIPTION: Very fine early miniature map of Mozambique Island, nearby the coast of Mozambique between the Mozambique Channel and Mossuril Bay. Prior to 1898, Mozambique Island was the capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa. There the Portuguese established a port in 1507 and built the Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Baluarte in 1522, now considered the oldest European building in the Southern Hemisphere. North is oriented to the right.

Title cartouche on the upper right side. Two anchored ships and three men fishing with a seine on a small boat are depicted. Latin text on verso. Page 498.

CREATOR: Langenes, Barent

PUBLICATION DATE: 1598

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Mozambique

BODY OF WATER: Mozambique Channel

CONDITION: Good.  No holes or tears. Generally clean with light stain at top margin.

COLORING: None.

ENGRAVER: Petrus Kaerius

SIZE: 5 " x 3 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 88

PRICE: $150


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