Scarce map of the Western Hemisphere from Bodenheur's rare Atlas Curieux. This map was part of a comparative cartography section of the Atlas, which contrasted the mapping of the Western Hemisphere by the Dutch (this map) and the French (entry #1832). . This map is shows California as an Island on the Briggs/Goos model, w/no Northwest Coastline about California. South America is badly distorted. No sign of the Great Lakes. The rivers & mountains on each continent are very different from #1831. A partial New Zealand Coastline is present, but no sign of Australia. Almost no sign of New Guinea. There is no land south of Tierra del Fuego in the Antarctic region. A marvelous map, especially in a pair w/ #1831.
Gabriel Bodenehr the Elder (ca. 1673-ca. 1766) was a German engraver and publisher. He originated views of many German cities, for example the first plan of Passau (1710), and is best known for his Atlas Curieux (1704). His son, Gabriel the Younger (1705-1779), followed his father in his profession and was also a well-known engraver.