This is a fairly advanced map revealing the cartographic sophistication of the Abyssinian Empire. Shows the Blue Nile flowing correctly into Lake Dambea (Lake Tana) from the south. Notes numerous important cataracts on the Blue Nile. The White Nile, who's course is more mysterious, acts as a kind of western border for this map, with only vague notations regarding the African empires lying on its western shores. Names numerous Nubian and Ethiopian cities and monasteries as well as the location of Mecca across the Red Sea.
A fine map of the region. Bonne in 1771 for issue as plate no.A 29 in Jean Lattre's Atlas Moderne. Size: Printed area measures 12 inches high by 17 inches wide. Some toning and wear along original centerfold. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service.
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