Auction 127, Lot 771

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

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.2 inches
25.4 x 18.3 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. A large strap work title cartouche decorates. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

Nice impression with attractive later color. Fine example less a little soiling at right margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Unsold

Closed on 2/25/2009

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