Auction 129, Lot 144

"America Septentrionalis a Domino d'Anville in Galliis edita nunc in Anglia Coloniis in Interiorem Virginiam deductis nec non Fluvii Ohio cursu…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Colonial United States and Canada

Period: 1777 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 18 inches
50.8 x 45.7 cm

This is the Revolutionary War issue of Homann's map that was originally published during the French and Indian War in 1756 after Jeffery's map from the previous year. This edition includes several alterations and updates plus the line "et ad bellum praesentis temporis accomodata" added to the imprint. It shows the area from James Bay and Newfoundland in the north to northern Florida and the Gulf coast in the south. It shows the British and French possessions during the first full year of the war. The western extent of the map is just west of the Mississippi River, this area is called Mississippi or Louisiana. The boundaries, shown with dotted lines, of Virginia, and North Carolina extend westward off the map. The boundary of New York still appears to cross Lakes Ontario, Huron and Erie to include the lower peninsula of Michigan, but the western extent is not clearly delineated. There is an early Georgia, with its boundary also on the Mississippi. The map is embellished with a large title cartouche. The extensive German text at upper left and lower right describes the British claims and French encroachments with historical context.

References: McCorkle #756.1; Sellers & Van Ee #68.

Condition: A

Bit of very faint toning, else fine.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/23/2009