Sign In

- Or use -
Forgot Password Create Account
This item has been sold, but you can enter your email address to be notified if another example becomes available.

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 and the French.

This map is shows California as an Island on the Briggs/Goos model, with ho Northwest Coastline west of California. South America is badly distorted. No sign of the Great Lakes.

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.

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.