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Auction 114, Lot 91

"America Septentrionalis", Mueller, Johann Ulrich

Subject: North America

Period: 1692 (published)


Color: Hand Color

3 x 2.5 inches
7.6 x 6.4 cm
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This rare, tiny map features a large island of California of the Briggs type. Terra de Iesso is depicted across a narrow F. Anian to the west of California. A very inaccurate rendition of the Great Lakes is shown. Santa Fe is located on the banks of a river (R. Nort) that flows into the Gulf of California. The title cartouche is engraved onto a shell-style cartouche. Engraved by Gabriel Bodenehr. German text is below the map.

References: McLaughlin #108.

Condition: A

Remnants of hinges on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/1/2006