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