"Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Central Africa
Period: 1623 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.6 x 5.3 inches
19.3 x 13.5 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. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. French text on verso.
Lightly toned. Remnants of paper hinge tape on verso.