Published: Leipzig, 1753
Stock Number: #10322
48.6 x 57.1 cm. Early eighteenth century map of Africa with beautiful cartouche - produced by Johann Homann. The map is in very good condition.
An unusual course of the Nile, partly according to Ptolemy (the White Nile arising from Lakes Zaire and Zaflan) and partly on the 1618 discovery of the source of the Blue Nile in Aethiopia by Pedro Páez, the Spanish, Jesuit missionary - it arises from a spring that drains into Lake Tana, in the Ehtiopian highlands - but Homann places the lake too far south on the map. The map was published in Atlas Homannianus.