Auction 127, Lot 773

"Aethiopie of Abissine, in't gemeen 't Land van Preste Ian Genoemd", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

This small map of eastern and central Africa depicts the legendary Christian Kingdom of Prester John. The map is neatly engraved with mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and cities. It is decorated with a compass rose and a pictorial cartouche featuring the Portuguese explorer Diego Lopez de Sequeira, who, like other Portuguese explorers, was charged with the task of locating the legendary kingdom.

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Condition: A

There is a small stain in the lower margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 2/25/2009

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