Auction 137, Lot 823

"Abissinorum Regnu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

Charming little map with a fair amount of detail along the Horn of Africa, reflecting Colonial trading interests. The Ptolemaic sources for the Nile are shown in the twin lakes of Zaire and Zaflan below the Equator. The map is decorated with a strapwork title and scale cartouche incorporated together. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/14/2011

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