Auction 119, Lot 116

"Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Ludovicianae, N. Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae, et Pensylvaniae nec non Insularum Archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali Accurata Tabula …", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial North America and Caribbean

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.5 inches
57.2 x 47 cm

A superb map covering the region from the Great Lakes and Nova Scotia through Central America, the Caribbean and Venezuela, and from New Mexico (naming Taos and Santa Fe) to the eastern seaboard. The map is based largely on Delisle's map of 1703 (Carte du Mexique et de la Floride). The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians. The map itself is filled with settlement place names, Indian tribes and villages. Sea routes from Vera Cruz and Cartagena to Havana and Spain are outlined. It is richly embellished with a fine title cartouche depicting two native figures and symbols of America's natural resources. In the Atlantic, there is a large scene of extensive gold mining operations with Indians bringing their treasures to fill the European's chest. Off the Pacific coast of Mexico is yet another opulent engraving of a raging sea battle between many ships.

References: Van Ermen p.42; cf Cumming (SE) #137; Manasek #72; Martin & Martin plt.17.

Condition: B

Lovely impression and color with some irregular toning and a few minor spots.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 5/9/2007

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