Catalog Archive
Auction 88, Lot 336

"Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Joannis Imperium", Kaerius, Petrus

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

Charming map of the legendary land of the Christian king, Prester John, with his fortified kingdom shown atop a mountain. The Nile River emanates from two large lakes near the "Lunae Montes". Large strapwork title cartouche. Very light damp stain in margins, still fine condition.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $140 - $160


Closed on 10/2/1999