Auction 96, Lot 465

"Abyssinorum sive Magni Regis Davidis, quem Vulgo Presbyterum Joannem Vocant Imperium", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1600 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 8.2 inches
28.4 x 20.8 cm

A handsome map of the kingdom of the Christian king Prester John, in which he is depicted sitting in his throne at the heart of the map. Fully engraved with prominent mountain ranges, rivers and lakes and a stipple engraved sea.


Condition: B

Strong impression and color. Splits on folds with the one at bottom entering map about one inch.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2001