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Auction 174, Lot 766

"Abissinorum Regnu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.1 x 5.4 inches
18 x 13.7 cm
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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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression with light toning along the edges of the sheet and a professionally repaired chip in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/11/2019