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Image of Prester John, enthroned, in a map of East Africa in Queen Mary's Atlas, Diego Homem, 1558. (British Library, Add. 5415 A, folio 15 verso

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Images of Prester John in European art | Rasta Livewire

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A map of Prester John's kingdom as Ethiopia. Letter of Prester John. No more of the tale is recorded until about 1165 when copies of what was certainly a forged Letter of Prester John started spreading throughout Europe. An epistolary wonder tale with parallels suggesting its author knew the Romance of Alexander and the above-mentioned Acts of Thomas, the Letter was supposedly written to the Byzantine Emperor Manuel I Comnenus (1143–1180) by Prester John, descendant of one of the Three…

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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 Af...

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