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Auction 108, Lot 616

"Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperior", Dapper, Olivier

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication: Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 11.2 inches
36.8 x 28.4 cm
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Decorative map of eastern & central Africa depicting the legendary Christian kingdom of Prester John. Based on an earlier map by Blaeu, there is 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 title cartouche is an original design representing the king's conversion to Christianity.


Condition: A

Narrow side margins as issued.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/29/2004