Prester John

Prester John

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Caption: Prester John, Detail Prester John sitting on his throne in Ethiopia; part of a map of East Africa. He was a mythical king, reportedly descended from one of the Three Magi, and said to rule over a Christian kingdom, amidst the pagans, imagined to be Ethiopia Image taken from Queen Mary Atlas. Originally published in 1558.

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Keywords: africa, aristocracy, aristocrats, cartography, diogo homem, ethiopia, government occupations, historical, history, king, magi, map, north africa, queen mary atlas, royal, royalty, three kings, wise men

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