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Number: 2630
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names: Madagascar
Year of Origin: 1725
Title: Insula S. Laurentii
Sub-Title: [upper left margin] Thome 1 Page 213
Language: Dutch
Publish Origin: Amsterdam
Height: 14.2
Width: 21.2
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Rene Augustin Constantin de Renneville
Other Contributors: F. Bernard
Northernmost Latitude: -11.4
Southernmost Latitude: -25.8
Westernmost Longitude: 42.6
Easternmost Longitude: 51.4
Measurement Notes: modern Greenwich estimates
Notes: Joppen; Map of Madagascar, with four inset maps. From the French reissue of the account of early Dutch voyages first published in 1608 by Commelin. The French translation was carried out by Ren?Augustin Constantin de Renneville, entitled : Recueil des voiages qui ont servi ?l'?ablissement & aux progr? de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales form? dans les Provinces-Unies des Pa?-Bas. . .. From volume one, the second part describes the first Dutch voyage by way of the Cape of Good Hope under the command of Houtman (1595-96). Upon their successful return with spices from the East Indies, the Dutch focused all their fleets on the south-eastern route over the next few years, resulting in the formation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602.
Last updated: Mar 14, 2015