Auction 149, Lot 690

"Abissinorum Imperium", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm

A charming miniature map of central Africa, showing the extensive river system of the Nile. The source of the Nile is shown as two large lakes south of the equator. Adorned with a decorative cartouche. Latin text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.

Condition: A

A nice impression with attractive color.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 5/21/2014