Charming double hemisphere map of the World, showing California as an Island and an incomplete Australia and New Zealand.
Includes two smaller hemispheres on a polar projection, both of which are largely fanciful. From Bodenehr's Atlas Curieux… first issued in 1704.
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.