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Map of a part of Africa


Map of a part of Africa

Blaeu, Wilhelm (Jansz.)

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.

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