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Auction 95, Lot 349

"Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis 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.


Condition: A

Very light damp stain in margins, professional repair of tiny tear in bottom margin. Very clean with attractive later color.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/13/2001