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Presbiteri Johannis, sive, Abissionorum Imperii Descriptio

Abraham Ortelius

Presbiteri Johannis, sive, Abissionorum Imperii Descriptio


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ArtistAbraham Ortelius (1527-1598)
TitlePresbiteri Johannis, sive, Abissionorum Imperii Descriptio
Title NoteMap of North-East and Central Africa, featuring the supposed Kingdom of Prester John
MediumColoured engraving
Letteringimage: [top left, below armorial, above cartouche} Titulus & Insignia Presbiteri Iois [in cartouche] DAVOD SVPREMVS MEORVM REGNORVM, A / DEO VNICE DILECTVS, COLVMNA FIDEI, / ORTVS EX STIRPE IVDA, FILIVS DAVID, FILIVS SALOMONIS, FILIVS COLVMNAE / SIONIS, FILIVS EX SEMINE, IACOB, FILIVS / MANVS MNARIAE, FILIVS NAHV SECVUNDV / CARNEM, FILIVS SANCTORVM PETRI ET / PAVLI SECUNDM GRATIAM; IMPERATOR / SVPERIORIS ET MAIORIS AETHIOPIAE, ET / AMPLISSIMORVM REGNORVM IVRISDIC- / TIONVM ET TERRAVM; REX GOAE, CAFFA- / TES, FATIGAR, ANGTOTAE, VARV, BALIGVANZAE, / ADEAE, VANGVAE, GOIMAE VBI NILI FONTES, / AMARAE, BAGVAMEDRI, AMBEAE, VANGVCI, / TIGREMAHON, SABAIM PATRIAE REGINAE SA- / BAE; BARNAGASSI,; ET DOMINVS VSQVE IN NV- / BIAM QUAE IN AEGYPTVM EXTENDITVR. [in cartouche, bottom right] PRESBITERI / IOHANNIS, SI- / VE. ABISSINO - / RVM IMPERII / DESCRIPTIO
AcquisitionPurchased from Francis Edwards, October 1970
LocationEthiopia, Addis Ababa, British Embassy
GAC number9033
 

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