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Jodocus Hondius:  Abissinorum Sive Pretiosi Joan:is Imperiu.

Maps of West Africa


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Title: Abissinorum Sive Pretiosi Joan:is Imperiu.

Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1620 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19 x 14 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $750.00

Inventory ID: 35310


Description:

The Kingdom of Prester John

Large format map of the Kingdom of Prester John, the mythical African King whom the Crusaders believed had converted to Christianity.

While Prester John and his Kingdom were mythical, it did not stop the major European Cartographic publishers from producing maps of his Kingdom in remarkable detail.

The map includes remarkable georgaphical detail of Prester John's Kingdom, along with notes regarding this and other Central African regions. A large Lake Zair and Zarian are shown as the source of the Nile.

Large inset of the Congo. 


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Maps of Africa
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Maps of West Africa