East Africa Empire of Abyssinia Nile source Somalia Ethiopia 1719 Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Empire des Abissins Comme Ie Est Pre-Sentement.
(Old Prints, Mallet Prints, Africa, East Africa, Abyssinia, Red Sea, Somalia, Ethiopia, Nubia, Egypt).
Issued 1719, Frankfurt, for A.M. Mallet.
Charming 18th century copper engraved map with lovely hand color.
Shows the apocryphal source of the Nile.
The image has a near folk-art feel, a style unique to this historical era. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.
Mostly clean and well preserved example, the image displays a pleasing age patina.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8" H x 5 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3, pp. 196.