Auction 124, Lot 336

"Dominia Anglorum in Praecipuis Insulis Americae ut sunt Insula S. Christophori Antegoa Iamaica Barbados nec non Insulae Bermudes vel Sommers…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Caribbean Islands and Bermuda

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19.4 inches
55.9 x 49.3 cm

A large and striking sheet with five maps describing the islands of St. Kitts, Antigua, Bermuda, Barbados and Jamaica. All of these maps were copied from separate maps made by Herman Moll in 1729. Each is meticulously detailed with its own compass rose, soundings, roads, topography and political divisions, as well as descriptive text and keys. The map has a second title in Dutch: Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1723.

Condition: A

A strong sheet with slightly faded original color and some nearly invisible toning.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/7/2008

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