Auction 116, Lot 148

"Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1724 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.2 inches
58.4 x 48.8 cm

An attractive map showing the English colonies of Nova Anglia and New Jarsey and the Dutch colony of Novum Belgium - Nieuw Nederland - New Jork. It covers the region from Delaware Bay to Eastport, Maine. Numerous soundings and navigation hazards are noted along the coastlines. Oversized lakes appear in the interior of New England and New York, notably Lake Champlain (which is grossly misplaced) and Sennecaas Lacus. Cape Cod and Cape Ann are both depicted as islands and Boston Harbor is exceedingly large. The fictitious region of Norumbeag is placed in present-day Maine at the head of Penebrock Bay. Various Indian tribe names are identified on the map, as are numerous colonial settlements along the coastlines and rivers. The cartouche depicts a European sea captain negotiating with an Indian chief. They are surrounded with trade goods, alluding to the natural wealth of the region.

References: McCorkle #724.1; Portinaro & Knirsch #116; Sellers and Van Ee #806.

Condition: B

Original color. Toned along fold with a few scattered spots and stains. Backed with heavy tissue to support some paper weakness and repair a tear (or printer's crease?) just right of bottom centerfold. Paper is now sound and it is an attractive map.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/20/2006

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