"Carta Hydrographica oder Algemeine Welt und Commercien Carte Warinnen die Grosse Meer und Seen...", Bodenehr, Gabriel
Period: 1704 (published)
Publication: Atlas Curieux
Color: Hand Color
9.1 x 5.8 inches
23.1 x 14.7 cm
This uncommon world map shows the Dutch commercial interests in the East and West Indies. The map combines several cartographic myths including the island of California, the great southern landmass (here labeled Laender des Sud Pols), and an unnamed landmass situated between Asia and North America. Two ships decorate the map at the top with columns of German text at sides. Within the map, the trade routes to and from the East and West Indies are traced.
A watermarked sheet with contemporary outline color that has been partially refreshed. There is minor offsetting and a rust spot in the bottom blank margin.