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Auction 89, Lot 260

"Abissinia, doue sono le Fonti del Nilo descritta…",

Subject: Eastern Africa

Period: 1696 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 17.7 inches
60.2 x 45 cm
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This very uncommon map concentrates of the source of the Nile in a lake called "Tzana, Dembea", which Coronelli claimed to be the first to accurately depict. Extensive notations throughout. The map is graphically illustrated with large mountains, a large garland style title cartouche and scale of miles. Inset is a map of the origin of the Nile, on the Ptolemaic model, in two large lakes south of Abyssinia. Couple of small tears in margins, else fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/8/1999