Antique map of Prester John’s kingdom in Ethiopia, by Ortelius. The Latin reads: ‘A description of the Empire of Prester John of the Abyssinians.’ Note the little drawings of elephants scattered about.
1554 map of Africa by Sebastian Munster. This is one of the earliest maps of the whole content after Vasco Da Gama’s travel to India and back in the late 1490s. The map reveals European ignorance about Africa, including one-eyed creatures in west Africa and the mythical Christian kingdom of Prester John in the east.