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Presbiteri Johannis, sive, Abissinorum Imperii descriptio

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Central and northeastern Africa."Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorum Imperii descriptio". Orig. copper-engraving, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), Antwerp, 1572. Original old colouring. With ornamental title-cartouche (with a coat-of-arms), 4...

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Ortelius, Abraham

Ortelius, Abraham

Antwerp

1572

Central and northeastern Africa."Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorum Imperii descriptio". Orig. copper-engraving, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), Antwerp, 1572. Original old colouring. With ornamental title-cartouche (with a coat-of-arms), 4 elephants, 2 sea creatures and a sailing ship. 37,5:44 cm (14 3/4 x 17 1/4 inch.).

Norwich 11; V. d. Broecke 175; Koeman III, map 8720:31, ed. 31:041 (1592 Latin). - This beautiful and popular map depicts the famous Kingdom of Prester John along with much of eastern and central Africa, including the two Ptolemaic lakes, the supposed source for the Nile River.