"Aethiopie of Abissine, in't gemeen 't Land van Preste Ian Genoemd", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Central Africa
Period: 1707 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
There is a small stain in the lower margin.