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Ortelius, Iohannis sive Abissinorum Imperii Descriptio, Antwerp, 1573 (1581 edition). 14 x 17. Color. A few creases near cf, one edge tear repaired, else VG. A lengthy description of Prester John's heritage (descended from King Solomon) and his territories appears in the upper cartouche which is topped with his coat-of-arms. A caption at Amara notes the presence of Prester John and his sons. Lake Zaire is the source of the Nile. Klemp, Africa on Maps #48; Tooley, African Continent, p. 89; van den Broecke 175. Sold

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