ABYSSINIA. Source of the Blue Nile Ethiopia. Lake Tana. Nil. MALLET 1683 map
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ABYSSINIA. Source of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia. Lake Tana. Nil. MALLET 1683 map

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TITLE OF THE MAP: 'Sources du Nil'

The map shows the route and source of the Blue Nile through what is now north west Ethiopia. The province of "Goyam" (now Gojjam) is marked. The source of the White Nile note having been discovered until the 19th century and confirmed by Henry Morton Stanley as Lake Victoria. Lake Tana is shown as "Bed Lac". A number of orthodox monasteries are shown.

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side.

DATE PRINTED: 1683    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx Overall page size 13 x 21cm approximately (5 x 8 inches); image size 10.5 x 14.5cm approximately (4 x 5.5 inches)

TYPE: Original 17th century copperplate map

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: The image shown may have been taken from a different example of this map than that which is offered for sale. The map you will receive is in good condition but there may be minor variations in the condition from that shown in the image. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Allain Manesson Mallet

PROVENANCE: "Description de l'Univers", contenant les differents systemes du Monde, les Cartes generales & particulieres de la Geographie Ancienne & Moderne: Les Plans & les Profils des principales Villes & des autres lieux considerables de la Terre; avec les portraits de Souverains qui y commandent, leurs Blasons, Titres & Livrees: Et les Moeurs, Religions, Gouvernements & divers habillemens de chaque Nation, dedieé au Roy, par Allain Manesson Mallet. Paris, Chez Denys Thierry, Rue S. Jacques, MDCLXXXIII (First edition, Paris, 1683)



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ABYSSINIA. Source of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia. Lake Tana. Nil. MALLET 1683 map
ABYSSINIA. Source of the Blue Nile, Ethiopia. Lake Tana. Nil. MALLET 1683 map

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