Auction 173, Lot 32

"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.


Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/5/2019