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Scarce map of the Eastern 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 (see entry #1832) and the French (this map) Shows an interesting southern hemisphere and incomplete Australia.

Gabriel Bodenehr Biography

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.