Auction 116, Lot 84

"Haupt Karte America oder West Indien oder Die Neue Welt", Desing, P. Anselm

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1741 (circa)

Publication: Neuer Atlas von XXIX Hauptkarten

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 5 inches
10.9 x 12.7 cm

This uncommon map is from a history and geography book for Catholic students. The huge northwest coast of North America is marked Terra Incognitae. There is a pictorial title cartouche depicting Benedictine monks bringing Christianity to the New World.

Desing was an eighteenth century Benedictine monk of Ensdorf who devoted his life to scientific studies and was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. He also produced "Katholic Kinder Atlas" and "Historica Auxilia."


Condition: B

Slight toning along fold.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/20/2006