Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio.

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Description: Presbiteri Iohannis, sive, Abissinorvm Imperii Descriptio.

Title Translation: Prester John, or, Abyssinian Empire described

Bar Code: 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

Source Referenced: 37 x 43 cm.

Map Type: Geographical , Political

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

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

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.

Donor: Osher