Auction 128, Lot 429

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

Subject: Caribbean and Bermuda

Period: 1740 (published)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 19.4 inches
55.9 x 49.3 cm

A large and striking sheet contains five charts 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 finely engraved and meticulously detailed with its own compass rose, soundings, roads, topography and political divisions, as well as descriptive text and place name keys. The map has a second title in Dutch: Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1723.

Condition: B+

Fine original color and delicate engraved lines on a sheet with small watermark. Circular stain at lower centerfold and a couple of short marginal tears, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $600 - $800


Closed on 5/20/2009