Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio.

Title Translation: Prester John, or, Abyssinian Empire described

Barcode: 310

Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publisher: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: Middle East · Israel · Palestine · Iraq · Iran · Saudi Arabia · Arabian Peninsula · Bahrain · Kuwait · Oman · Qatar · United Arab Emirates · Yemen · Egypt · Djibouti · Somalia · Ethiopia · Eritrea · Chad · Libya · Niger · Benin · Nigeria · Sudan · South Sudan · Cameroon · Central African Republic · Equatorial Guinea · Congo · Gabon · Uganda · Kenya · Rwanda · Burundi · Tanzania · Angola · Zambia · Zimbabwe · Mozambique · Malawi

Date Produced: 1579

Date Published: 1579

Language: Latin

Subjects: Africa · Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 · Prester John (Legendary character) · Maps--Early works to 1800 · David, King of Israel

Map Type: Geographical, Political

Dimensions: 37 x 43 cm.

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: Map shows the kingdom of Prester John, a legendary character. There is also a dedication to King David. Text in Latin describes Prester John's kingdom.

Brief Description: Illustrated map of the legendary kingdom of Prester John showing most of Africa, and including the Arabian Peninsula and part of Iran.

Physical Description: 1 map: illustrated, colored

Theme: Dutch Golden Age (17th-18th Century)

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche 1, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio., Cartouche 2, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio.

Associated Map Imagery: Elephants 1, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio., Elephants 2, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio., Sea Monster 1, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio., Sea Monster 2, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio., Ship, 1579, Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio.

Collection/Donor: Osher

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/310.0001