Auction 169, Lot 743

"Abissinorum Regnu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.1 x 5.4 inches
18 x 13.7 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.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8720:351.

Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a faint damp stain in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/12/2018