"Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Central Africa
Period: 1606 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 cm
Impressive map of central Africa showing the legendary kingdom of the Christian king Prester John. Cartographically similar to Ortelius's map, but including a large inset of the Congo region. The kingdom itself is shown atop the "Amara Mons". Superb old color with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches.
Mis-folded with couple of small tears in bottom margin and 1 1/2" tear into inset, closed with cellophane tape, else very good, with superb color.