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Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Presbiteri Iohannis siue Abissinio Rum Imperii Descriptio
Date: 1588      Size: 18 x 16 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Rare Spanish edition of this stunning piece. It is the first map to show the legendary Kingdom of Prester John. Original colour.
Map Ref: AFR5536
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Congi Regnu
Date: 1606      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Attractive map of the Congo and Angola with focus on the numerous rivers along the coast line. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5432
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Abissinorum Sive Pretiosi Ioanis Imperiu
Date: 1619      Size: 14 x 20 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Glorious map of Central Africa showing the legendary Kingdom of Prester John. Original colour.
Map Ref: AFR5714
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Congi Regnu
Date: 1621      Size: 7 x 6 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Early map of the west coast of Africa, stretching from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5625
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Abissinorum Regnu
Date: 1625      Size: 8 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: Early map of Central Africa. Published as part of Hakluytus Posthomous or Purchas his Pilgrimis, contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells, by Englishmen and others. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5701
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Abissinorum Sive Pretiosi Ioannis Imperium
Date: 1628      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Empire of Prester John. Shows all Central Africa from East to West coast. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR3586
Cartographer: G. Blaeu
Title: : Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperium
Date: c. 1640      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Central portion of Africa in original colour purportedly depicting the Empire of the mythical Prester John.
Map Ref: AFR5069
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: : Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperior
Date: c. 1640      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Attractive map of central Africa with reference to the mythical kingdom of Prester John. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5441
Cartographer: Jan Jansson
Title: : Aethiopia Svperior vul Interior, vulgo Abissinorvm sive Presbiteri Ioannis Imperivm
Date: 1666      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Empire of Prester John. Beautiful map portraying the mythical Christian Empire of Central Africa. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR3651
Cartographer: Allain Mallet
Title: : Congo
Date: 1683      Size: 5 x 7 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Early minature map of the Congo, now including Gabon and Equatorial Guniea. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5365
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: : Of Congo
Date: 1688      Size: 6 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Miniature map of the Congo, now with Angola. Focus lies on the Congo River and the Portuguese colonial city of São Salvador, now M'banza-Kongo. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5428
Cartographer: Pierre Du Val
Title: : Abissinia Sive Aethiopia
Date: 1694      Size: 4 x 5 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Charming miniature map of Central Africa, following the course of the Nile. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5341
Cartographer: Covens & Mortier
Title: : Aethiopia Superior vel Interior vulgo Abissinorum sive Presbiteri Ionnis Imperium
Date: c. 1715      Size: 22 x 17 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Kingdom of Prester John. Original colour.
Map Ref: AFR2454
Cartographer: Henri du Sauzet
Title: : L'Abissinie
Date: 1734      Size: 10 x 7 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Central Africa. From the Horn of Africa to Angola, this map shows the legendary empire of Prester John. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR4338
Cartographer: J.N. Bellin
Title: : Carte Des Royaumes de Congo, Angola, et Benguela
Date: c. 1750      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Congo, Angola, Gabon. Europeans knew little of Central Africa's interior at this time, much of the annotation on this map would have been picked up by French traders visiting ports along the coastline. Coloured.
Map Ref: AFR5563
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Sketch of the route from the River Chobe to Loando, performed by Dr. Livingstone
Date: 1855      Size: 9 x 8 inches
Published: London
Description: Map showing Dr. Livingstone's route from River Chobe to Loando. Original line colour.
Map Ref: AFR5126