Seller: geographicusmaps (3,941) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362525254975 1686 Dapper View of St. Helena Island ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: St. Helene. Description: This is a 1686 Olfert Dapper view of St. Helena. The view depicts the entirety of the island, illustrating its topography and rivers. Eight locations are numerically identified, with an index in Dutch in the lower left corner, and a French index in the upper right. Six of the eight identified locations correspond to valleys most likely associated with the rivers. The Dutch index on the lower left is surrounded by a decorative cartouche. Several ships are illustrated in the Atlantic on their way to and from the island. St. Helena is an island 2,500 miles east of Rio de Janeiro and 1,210 miles west of the Cunene River, which establishes the border between Namibia and Angola. The island is approximately 10 miles by 5 miles. St. Helena holds the distinction of being one the most remote islands in the world, and was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese in 1502. It became an important waypoint for vessels traveling to Europe from Asia and South America and is also famous as a place of exile. Napoleon was exiled there by the British in 1815, and the island served as a prison camp during the Second Boer War. St. Helena also hosted a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation, and the creation of artificial rainfall between 1791 and 1833. These experiments helped establish the beginnings of modern environmentalism. This view was produced by Olfert Dapper and published by in the French edition of Description of Africa entitled Description de L'Afrique and published in 1686. Size: Printed area measures 10 inches high by 12.75 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Verso reinforcement along left and right margins. Verso repair of small centerfold separation. Blank on verso. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your Federal Express Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange payment. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay or contact us by telephone at 646-320-8650. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. My phone number is 646-320-8650. " Condition: Very good. Verso reinforcement along left and right margins. Verso repair of small centerfold separation. Blank on verso.