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Auction 118, Lot 115

"Americae Mappa Generalis…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1752 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 17.8 inches
50.8 x 45.2 cm

Handsome and decorative eighteenth century map of the Americas with considerable detail throughout. There is no coastline shown above the peninsular California. The very large title cartouche includes two erupting volcanoes showering the landscape with large rocks, Native Americans, palm trees, sugar cane, parrots and what appears to be a pot of gold. Johann Matthias Haas was a professor of mathematics at Wittenberg, and he worked with the Homann Heirs updating their map stock.

References:

Condition: B

Original color, cartouche uncolored as is typical. Centerfold toned, reinforced with paper on verso with paper abrasion in bottom margin. Couple of soft, extraneous creases near centerfold, and some light, scattered stains off the coast of South America.

Estimate: $750 - $950

Sold for: $550

Closed on 3/6/2007

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