1690 – V. M. Coronelli – Abissinia


Title:                      “Abissinia, doue sono le Fonti del Nilo descritta secondo le relationi de P.P. Mendez, Almeida, Pais, Lobo, e Lodulfo del P. M. Coronelli M.C. Cosmografo della Seren. Rep. di Venetia.”​

Very detailed Vincenzo Coronelli’s copper engraved map of Ethiopia (Abyssinia) showing the source of the Blue Nile. This map, focusing on Lake Tana (Tzana Dembea) covers the Ethiopian highlands from Derbeta on the Red Sea south as far as the tribal kingdoms of Sugame, Bahargamo and Gumar, all of which are located in modern southern Ethiopia. The cartography is based upon the travels of Portuguese Jesuits Manuel de Almeida, Affonso Mendez, Pedro Páez, and Jerónimo Lobo, who traveled throughout Abyssinia in the mid 16th century.

The map comes from Vincenzo Maria Coronelli atlas “Atlante Veneto…” published in Venice, 1690.

Cartographer:      Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718)
Leaf size:              49,3 x 63,5 cm
Year:                       1690
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Strong press on watermarked paper.

This is an original antique map published in 1690 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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