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Auction 116, Lot 89

"America", Probst, Johann Michael

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1789 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor ex Tabulis Geographicis

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 6.5 inches
23.6 x 16.5 cm
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Scarce, curious small map of the Americas based on the cartography of Johann Schreiber. This is a very late depiction of the mythical island of California with the Terra Esonis Incognita coastline stretching towards Asia. The title cartouche includes the incongruent appearance of an elephant and a lion. At right is a panel of German text describing the regions and colonial possessions. Additional text is at the bottom.

References: McLaughlin #242.

Condition: B

Good impression and original color. Light damp stains in margins and one unobtrusive spot in map.

Estimate: $500 - $600


Closed on 9/20/2006