"Vorbild der Welt I. / Typus Orbis", Mueller, Friederich Christoph
Period: 1702 (circa)
Color: Black & White
5.1 x 2.7 inches
13 x 6.9 cm
This small map was issued in Mueller's geography book and engraved by Gabriel Bodenehr. It presents the world in two hemispheres and depicts California as an island with an indented northern coastline. A strip of Jesso is shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. According to King, this is the only double-page map in the volume. The bottom two-thirds of the sheet is filled with German text, with the full sheet measuring 6.8 x 6.5".
See also lot 830 for Rodney Shirley's excellent reference work, The Mapping of the World, and lot 814 for Phillips & LeGear's comprehensive reference work, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress.
References: Shirley #555; King (2nd edition) pp. 9, 160-161; Phillips (A) #512.
On a clean bright sheet.