Auction 107, Lot 69

"Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

A revision of the elder Homann's 1710 map of the Americas. After his death in 1724, his son (Johann Christoph Homann) re-engraved the plate to correct the western coastline of North America. California is no longer shown as an island, although the remnants of the interior sea can be seen near the Pais de Moozemleck. Good detail near the Great Lakes, which were actively being explored by French fur traders and Hudson's Bay Company. Two large pictorial cartouches (uncolored, as issued) and two small compass roses.

References:

Condition: B

Nice impression with original color. Margins well worn with a couple of large stains, one just touching border at top. Tissue repair of separation on bottom fold.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/9/2004

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