Prester John - Wikipedia  Said to be King a David 2

Prester John - Wikipedia Said to be King a David 2

Princess Sayrane : a Romance of the Days of Prester John by Edith Ogden Harrison ; With Four Pictures in Color by Harold H. Betts

Princess Sayrane : a Romance of the Days of Prester John by Edith Ogden Harrison ; With Four Pictures in Color by Harold H. Betts

“PRESBITERI JOHANNIS...'' - Prester John - c. 1588 Ortelius

“PRESBITERI JOHANNIS...'' - Prester John - c. 1588 Ortelius

Royals Bibliomancy: Lesson Five from The Realm of Prester John by Robert Silverberg - Royals Review

Royals Bibliomancy: Lesson Five from The Realm of Prester John by Robert Silverberg - Royals Review

Depiction of the Kerait ruler Ong Khan as "Prester John" in "Le Livre des Merveilles", 15th century

Depiction of the Kerait ruler Ong Khan as "Prester John" in "Le Livre des Merveilles", century

Prester John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Prester John (Latin: Presbyter Johannes) is a legendary Christian patriarch and king popular in European chronicles and tradition from the 12th through the 17th century. He was said to rule over a "Nestorian" (Church of the East) Christian nation lost amid the Muslims and pagans of the Orient, in which the Patriarch of the Saint Thomas Christians resided.

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.

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.

Depiction of the Keraite ruler Ong Khan as "Prester John" in "Le Livre des Merveilles", 15th century.

Depiction of the Keraite ruler Ong Khan as "Prester John" in "Le Livre des Merveilles", 15th century.

Beautiful response to the question "How did European painters know what African people looked like?"

museumofmodernerotica said: Maybe this is a crazy question, but how did Europeans know what Africans looked like? I know that some of the paintings here are of North Africans/Middle Easterners, but.

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