Auction 101, Lot 81

"Americae Mappa generalis…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.2 x 18.3 inches
53.8 x 46.5 cm

Handsome 18th century map of the Americas with considerable detail throughout. There is no coastline above the peninsula California. Very large, colored, cartouche with two erupting volcanoes, Native Americans, birds and what appears to be a pot of gold.

References:

Condition: B

Light discoloration at center. Fresh color. Couple of tiny tears in margins.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/4/2002

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