Auction 104, Lot 614

"Abissinorum Regnu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1621 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7 x 5.5 inches
17.8 x 14 cm

Charming little map with a fair amount of detail on the eastern coast, reflecting Colonial trading interests. Below the equator there are the two large lakes where the Nile originates. The map is decorated with a strapwork title and scale cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/10/2003

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