Copper engraving with full wash original colouring . French text verso. Overall sheet size: 58.6cms x 49.6cms; image size: 468mm x 377mm.Highly decorative title cartouche with two satyrs. Finely engraved sea in typical Hondius style. The source of the Nile is shown as a series of lakes located in the Lune montes (Mountains of the Moon). Mercator adds a lake named Sc. Haf Iac which feeds both the Zambere River and the Nile. The legendary (and imaginary ) Christian King, Prester John, sits on his throne just north of the Abissinia boundary. Browning to verso from a previous framing, backstrip remaining white however, one remnant of old tape at top of centrefold on verso; small area of loss at left edge of the very large margin (see magnified image), nowhere near map itself; three very small areas of pigment loss in Mani congo regnum else stunning example which superb hand colouring
|Map maker||Hondius, Jodocus, Mercator, Gerard|
|Published at year||1609 circa|
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