Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 127

"America Septentrionalis", Mueller/Bodenehr

Subject: North America

Period: 1702 (published)

Publication: Kurtze-bundige abbild-und vorftellung de gantzenwelt

Color: Hand Color

3 x 2.5 inches
7.6 x 6.4 cm

This rare, tiny map features a large island of California of the Briggs type with a flat northern coast. Terra de Iesso is depicted across a narrow F. Anian to the west of California. Engraved by Bodenehr who drew heavily on Pierre Duval's similar map and includes several of the same anomalies; namely there is a double Hudson Bay, an inaccurate rendition of the Great Lakes, and Lake Champlain is located further southwest than it should be. The nomenclature along the east coast is outdated, including N. Hollandia and N Neucia. 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. This is the second state with III.c above the top border.

References: Burden (II) #687; McLaughlin #108; King (2nd ed.) pp.160-61.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 3/6/2007