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Abissinorum Regio / Presbiteri Iohannis Sive Abissinorum Imperium

Abissinorum Regio / Presbiteri Iohannis Sive Abissinorum Imperium : A. Ortelius / J. Hondius

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This is a well engraved map of Central and East Africa which appeared in the pocket version of Ortelius' maps entitled "Caert-thresoor".Middelburg, Barent Langenes, (1598); Amsterdam, Cornelis Claesz, 1599. This map has one title set within its engraved area as well as a separate letter press title set above it, designed to read with the main text of the publication. The map extends from the Nile to East Africa, one of the few early maps to show the area thought to be the land of legendary Christian Emperor Prester John.
mapmakers: A. Ortelius   J. Hondius  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1598 - 1601
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 90 by 120mm (3.5 by 4.75 inches).
ref: 40974

Price: £ 220

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