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Number: 3711
Continent: Africa
Region: East
Place Names:
Year of Origin: 1598 (estimated)
Title: Presbiteri Iohannis sive Abissinor Imperii Descriptio
Language: Latin
Publish Origin:
Height: 7.2
Width: 10.3
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Scale: 1 : 73,500,000
Color Type: No Color
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Publisher: Pietro Maria Marchetti
Other Contributors: Abraham Ortelius
Philip Galle
Northernmost Latitude: 33.0
Southernmost Latitude: -14.0
Westernmost Longitude: 5.5
Easternmost Longitude: 60.5
Measurement Notes: modern estimates
Notes: [source OLD WORLD auctions] Miniature map showing the domain of the legendary Christian king, Prester John.; On a sheet of Italian text measuring 5.6 x 7.7". Pietro Maria Marchetti produced the second pocket atlas based on Abraham Ortelius' folio Theatrum. It is often referred to as the plagiarized version of the Epitome. The copper plates are closely copied from those of Philip Galle's 1593 Italian edition. Reference: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79; [scale measured from Aden to Benin = 6.4cm =4700km].
Last updated: Jul 24, 2020