Auction 129, Lot 191

"Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1724 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.2 inches
58.4 x 48.8 cm

This bold map shows the English colonies of Nova Anglia and New Jarsey and the Dutch colony of Novum Belgium - Nieuw Nederland - New Jork. It covers the region from Delaware Bay to Eastport, Maine. Numerous soundings and navigation hazards are noted along the coastlines. Oversized lakes appear in the interior of New England and New York, notably Sennecaas Lacus and Lake Champlain (which is grossly misplaced). Cape Cod and Cape Ann are both depicted as islands and Boston Harbor is exceedingly large. The fictitious region of Norumbeag is placed in present-day Maine at the head of Penebrock Bay. Various Indian tribe names are identified on the map, as are numerous colonial settlements along the coastlines and rivers. The cartouche depicts a European sea captain negotiating with an Indian chief. They are surrounded with trade goods, alluding to the natural wealth of the region.

References: McCorkle #724.1; Portinaro & Knirsch #116; Sellers and Van Ee #806.

Condition: B

Nice impression and original color. There is toning along the centerfold where two small worm tracks have been filled.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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