"Presbiteri Iohannis sive Abissinorum Imperium", Ortelius/Coignet
Subject: Africa - Central
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome theatri orbis terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.6 x 3.1 inches
11.7 x 7.9 cm
Miniature map showing the domain of the legendary Christian king, Prester John. It was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.
References: King (1st) pp. 74-75.
Original color with slight oxidation. Minor uneven toning in blank margins.