Abissino Rum Sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu (Map of Central Africa). Jodocus/Mercator Hondius, Gerard.

Abissino Rum Sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperiu (Map of Central Africa).

Amsterdam: Hondius, ca. 1628. Original outline color map of central Africa, showing the Red Sea in the east and the horn of Africa, extending as far south as Lake Zaire, showing the Nile. Showing Zanzibar and the other islands of the Indian Ocean. Text in French on verso. With an inset titled "Congi Regni in Africa Christiani Nova Descriptio., showing the west coast of Africa. With ornate title cartouche at lower left, scale cartouche at the right. From the Hondius edition of the Mercator Atlas. With a faint damp stain at upper left corner, not affecting image; very small chip top edge, right side, otherwise very good. Image size: 19 3/8 x 13 5/8". Paper size: 22 1/2 x 17 3/4". Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 8720:1A. Item #15890

Price: $650.00

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