Auction 114, Lot 662

"Abissinorum, sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperium", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Africa - Central

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.3 inches
24.9 x 18.5 cm

Charming map of the legendary land of the Christian king, Prester John. The Nile is shown with its source in the twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: B

Impression is a bit uneven and there are a couple of unobtrusive spots in bottom border.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/1/2006