"Der Alte Welt Begriff Bestehende in 3 Haubt Theilen als Africa Europa, Asia...", Bodenehr, Gabriel
Subject: Eastern Hemisphere
Period: 1704 (published)
Publication: Atlas Curieux
Color: Hand Color
5.1 x 5.8 inches
13 x 14.7 cm
A lovely small map of the eastern hemisphere, focusing on the river systems in each continent. A few geographical inaccuracies are evident even on this small map, including a horizontally oriented Caspian Sea and an unnamed Chimay Lacus in southern Asia with five rivers flowing south. Medallions showing four important explorers fill the corners: Dampier, Schouten, Vespucci and Magellan.
Contemporary outline color that has been partially refreshed, on a bright sheet with a tiny worm hole along the neatline at left. The left margin has been professionally extended.