North East Africa Red Sea Abyssinia Nile source as lake 1683 antique Mallet mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
Empire des Abissins comme il est Presentement.
(Abyssinia, Nile River, Ethiopia, Mountains of the Moon, Nubia, Eastern Africa) .
Issued 1683, Paris, by Mallet.
Chamring little late 17th century engraved map, with lovely hand color.
Appears to show source of the Nile as a giant interior lake with mountains.
The map remains overall clean.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8" H x 6 5/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p. 199.