Vintage illustration antique world map featuring the continent of Africa and the island of Madagascar, c. 1635. By cartographer Willem Jansz Blaeu (1571-1638). Willem Janszoon Blaeu was a Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. The Atlantic and Indian Oceans have ships sailing the seas to travel and navigate the globe. Surrounding this international African chart are people dressed in native costumes and along the top edge are smaller city maps.