Auction 173, Lot 50

"Der Neuen Welt Begriff Bestehende in 2 Haubt Theilen als Nord America und Sud America...", Bodenehr, Gabriel

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1704 (published)

Publication: Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 5.8 inches
13.2 x 14.7 cm

Attractive small map of the Americas surrounded by medallion portraits of famous explorers. The map features the Island of California (based on Sanson) and shows the northwest coastline of North America extending well north, and bending northeast of California. Hudson Bay is delineated but there is no waterway to the west of that bay, and there is a single, open-ended lake in the Great Lakes region. There are a few small islands in the Pacific in addition to part of the coastline of New Zealand. This is the first state of the plate.

References: McLaughlin #141.

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: $275

Closed on 6/5/2019