Auction 178, Lot 49

"[Lot of 3] America Septentrionalis [and] Mexico sive Nova Hispani [and] America Meridion", Mueller/Bodenehr

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1702 (published)

Publication: Kurtbuendige Abbild-und Vorstellung der Gantzen Welt

Color: Hand Color

3.1 x 2.5 inches
7.9 x 6.4 cm

A. America Septentrionalis. This rare, tiny map features a large island of California of the Briggs type with a flat northern coast. Terra de Iesso is depicted across a narrow F. Anian to the west of California. Engraved by Bodenehr who drew heavily on Pierre Duval's similar map and includes several of the same anomalies; namely there is a double Hudson Bay, an inaccurate rendition of the Great Lakes, and Lake Champlain is located further southwest than it should be. The nomenclature along the east coast is outdated, including N. Hollandia and N Suecia. Santa Fe is located on the banks of a river (R. Nort) that flows into the Gulf of California. The title cartouche is engraved onto a shell-style cartouche. This is the second state with III.c above the top border. Condition: A dark impression with a clean cut down the center of the sheet that has been nearly invisibly repaired on verso with archival material. (B+)

B. Mexico sive Nova Hispani. This tiny map depicts the region of present-day Mexico and Central America, extending from Sinaloa south to Panama. The region to the north of the Las Palmas River is labeled Florida with New Mexico to its west. The Florida peninsula takes an odd shape and is labeled Tegeste. This is the second state with VIII.c above the top border. Condition: A dark impression on a clean sheet. (A)

C. America Meridion. This miniature map of South America extends from Central America to Tierra del Fuego, which is connected to a huge southern landmass. In the interior, the mythical Lake Parime and Xarayes are prominently depicted. This is the second state with X.c above the top border. Condition: A dark impression on a clean sheet. (A)

Each on a sheet of German text measuring 3.8 x 6.8".

References: King (2nd ed.) pp.160-61.


See description above.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/10/2020