Auction 124, Lot 63

"Americae Mappa Generalis…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 18 inches
52.1 x 45.7 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 on a strong sheet with a light impression and a crease on the right. The margins have some short tears, well away from the map.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 5/7/2008

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