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Samuel Purchas / Jodocus Hondius:  Abissinorum Regnu (The Kingdom of Prester John)

Maps of West Africa


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Title: Abissinorum Regnu (The Kingdom of Prester John)

Map Maker: Samuel Purchas /  Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: London / 1625

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 8 x 6 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $195.00

Inventory ID: 44240


Description:

Detailed map of Prester John's Kingdom, extending from the Red Sea and Nubia the Angola, the Congo and Cafates.

Shows a large lake Zaire. Includes a large decorative cartouche. Text discussion of Prester John. From the 1625-26 edition of Purchas His Pilgrims, one of the seminal early 17th Century English Language travel works. On a 13 x 9 inch sheet with English text, front and back.


Condition Description: Text showing through from verso.


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