Auction 116, Lot 420

"Europa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas et juxtra recentissimas observationes…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Europe

Period: 1743 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 18.5 inches
54.6 x 47 cm

Decorative map of Europe with good detail throughout. It is based upon Haas' stereographic horizontal projection, which was featured in his book on cartographic methodology. Large decorative cartouche features Europa, crowns, horse heads, putti and an angel. A handsome chart that extends to include Iceland, the Mediterranean, and part of Northern Africa. French title L'Europe dessinee Suivant les Regles... is in top margin.

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Condition: A

Light impression in cartouche, else very good.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/20/2006

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