Aethiopia Superior vel Interior; vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperium.
ca. 1700. 16 1/2 x 21" plus small margins, with repairs. Measures larger than the Blaeu, which is 15 x 19 1/2", and was first published in 1635. Attractive cartouche of a man, woman & 3 children, 2 of which are perched above the others on the cartouche, shielding them from the sun which sits above them in the "Oceanus Orientalis". Another small child on the left with a measuring device. Period outline color, the green strengthened from behind in a couple of places. Goes from just above the Tropic of Cancer to Mozambique. Center fold with slt. split at lower end. Very attractive. Item #10743