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Number: 2415
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Madagascar
Year of Origin: 1667
Title: Isle D'Auphine, communement Nommee par les Europeens Madagascar, St. Laurens et Rar les Habitans du Pays Madecase Dressee Sur les Memoires du St. de Flacourt, et de Francois Cauche, et Sur Diverses autres Relations des Francois, Anglois, Portugais, et Hollandois
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Language: French
Publish Origin: Paris
Height: 56.3
Width: 42.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Large
Scale: 1 : 2,921,000
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Nicolas Sanson
Guillaume Sanson
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Publisher: Pierre Mariette
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Northernmost Latitude: -12.0
Southernmost Latitude: -26.0
Westernmost Longitude: 42.0
Easternmost Longitude: 51.0
Measurement Notes: modern estimate
Notes: It was drawn up on the memories of Etienne de Flacourt, appointed commander of the troops of king at Fort Dauphin in 1648, and author of the first general description of Madagascar in 1655, and of the explorer Fran?is Cauche, who explored the east coast of Madagascar from 1638 to 1644, before the establishment of Fort Dauphin. The map was perhaps the finest and most up to date of its time, utilized by contemporary explorers. As noted in The Voyages Made by Sieur Du Bois To The Islands of Dauphine of Madagacar & Bourbon or Mascarenne in the Years 1669 - 70 - 71 & 72 Translated & Edited By Captain Pafield Oliver (Hakluyt Edition, 1897): I have been advis'd to append to this Narrative a Map of the Isles of Madagascar & of Mascarenne; but as I know that the Geographers of France & of Holland have given many of them at various Times, I have desir'd to see the most considerable; & after having examin'd them with some Exactitude, I have not found any which approach'd more the Truth than that of the Sievr Sanson, of which the following is the Title:-Isle Dauphine, communement nommee tar les Europ?ns, Madagascar, & Saint Laurens, &c. Par le Sieur Sanson le fils, Geographe du Roy, A Paris chez P. Mariette, rue Saint Iacques, 1667. Altho' this Map may be the most exact of all those which I have seen, nevertheless I make mention of some places in my Narrative which are not in this Map; As noted in The Voyages Made by Sieur Du Bois To The Islands of Dauphine of Madagacar & Bourbon or Mascarenne in the Years 1669 - 70 - 71 & 72 Translated & Edited By Captain Pafield Oliver (Hakluyt Edition, 1897): I have been advis'd to append to this Narrative a Map of the Isles of Madagascar & of Mascarenne; but as I know that the Geographers of France & of Holland have given many of them at various Times, I have desir'd to see the most considerable; & after having examin'd them with some Exactitude, I have not found any which approach'd more the Truth than that of the Sievr Sanson, of which the following is the Title:-Isle Dauphine, communement nommee tar les Europ?ns, Madagascar, & Saint Laurens, &c. Par le Sieur Sanson le fils, Geographe du Roy, A Paris chez P. Mariette, rue Saint Iacques, 1667. Altho' this Map may be the most exact of all those which I have seen, nevertheless I make mention of some places in my Narrative which are not in this Map.
Last updated: Feb 5, 2021