1758 Meullers - America oder Neu Europa [peculiar Island of California]
SOLD: 1758 German map of America with peculiar (and late) Island of California
America oder Neu Europa
Johann Bernhard Meullers, Leben un gewohnheiten der Ostjacken
22 x 18.3 cm (8½ x 7¼ in)
Rather scarce map of North and South America depicting California as a long island with an indented northern coast.
The Pacific Northwest is labeled: Terra Borealis incognita detect. a Joh. de Gama.
Guadalcanal is wrongly placed near west coast of South America.
An engraved vignette in the lower left depicts three Europeans presenting an open chest to a native.
Lower left margin trimmed to neat line as issued for folding into book; very good.