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Map of a part of Africa

Map of a part of Africa
 
 

Map of a part of Africa.
AEthiopia Superior vel Interior; vulgo Abissinorum sive presbiteri Ioannis Imperium:.
This map of Ethiopia was published in 1635 by Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638). It is not known which geographical source Blaeu used to compile the chart.
The Latin title of the map makes reference to Pape Jan, a Catholic priest said to have founded a Christian state in Africa.
Cf. Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, inv. nr. 185 B 11 part 1, after p. 666.

creator Blaeu, Wilhelm (Jansz.)

(publisher)

period

1635

material paper
category print
technique coloured engraving
inscriptiion

AEthiopia Superior vel Interior; vulgo Abissinorum sive presbiteri Ioannis Imperium: Blaeu, Wilhelm (Jansz.)

dimension

42 x 54 cm

number

1049B13_062

owner Koninklijke Bibliotheek
location(s) Soyo Luanda Benguela Aden Al Mukha Corisco, Island Principe São Tomé

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