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Auction 167, Lot 229

"[Lot of 3] Rio de la Plata... [and] Tucuman... [and] In Magellanica...", Mueller/Bodenehr

Subject: South America

Period: 1692 (circa)


Color: Black & White

3.1 x 2.5 inches
7.9 x 6.4 cm

This trio of miniature maps of South America was issued in Mueller's geography book and engraved by Gabriel Bodenehr. The first shows the eastern portion of the continent, emphasizing Rio de la Plata, which it shows terminating in the mythical L. Eupana. On the second sheet, the Argentinian province of Tucuman is bounded by Peru, Chile, Magellanica, and La Plata. Patagonia is depicted on the third map. The bottom two-thirds of each sheet is filled with German text, with the full sheet measuring 3.9 x 6.6".

References: King (2nd ed.) pp.160-61.

Condition: B+

There is light dampstaining along the sheet edges.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/28/2018