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Auction 162, Lot 17

"Vorbild der Welt I. / Typus Orbis", Mueller, Friederich Christoph

Subject: World

Period: 1702 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.2 x 2.8 inches
13.2 x 7.1 cm

This small map was issued in Mueller's geography book and engraved by Gabriel Bodenehr. It presents the world in two hemispheres and depicts California as an island with an indented northern coastline. A strip of Jesso is shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. According to King, this is the only double-page map in the volume. The bottom two-thirds of the sheet is filled with German text, with the full sheet measuring 5.9 x 6.8".

References: Shirley #555; King (2nd edition) pp. 9, 160-161; Phillips (A) #512.

Condition: A

A dark impression with minor soiling in the descriptive text.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/26/2017