Auction 97, Lot 478

"Abissinorum sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central Africa

Period: 1623 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned. Remnants of paper hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/5/2001

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