Auction 101, Lot 39

"[Set of 5 maps]", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: World and Continents

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Neuer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

A striking set of large decorative maps: Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti is a fine double hemisphere map with celestial charts, densely decorated with surrounding scenes; Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis is a later issue of Homann's map of America with the peninsular California and two large cartouches; Asiae Recentissima Delineatio includes all of the East Indies and the large title cartouche depicts an exotic queen receiving her subjects; Totius Africae Nova Repraesentatio is a handsome map of the continent with a large decorative cartouche; Europa Christiani Orbis Domina Imperia regna et Status is embellished with a large cartouche featuring Europa and a host of putti.

References: Phillips (A) #556; Africa - Norwich #72.

Condition: B

Original body color in maps with fresh coloring of cartouches. Some minor uneven toning and a couple of old repairs on fold separations.

Estimate: $6,000 - $7,000

Sold for: $4,500

Closed on 12/4/2002

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