"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 remnant of the great Southern Continent, a horizontally oriented Caspian Sea, and an unnamed Chimay Lacus in southern Asia with five rivers flowing south.
A nice impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with contemporary outline color and some additional later coloring. There is minor marginal soiling and the right margin has been extended to accommodate framing.