"Americae Mappa generalis…", Haas/Homann Heirs
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1746 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 18 inches
52.1 x 45.7 cm
This is a handsome, decorative eighteenth century map of the Americas with considerable detail throughout. It extends to the western part of Africa and southwest Europe. There is only an amorphous coastline shown above the peninsular California, with the Pacific Northwest left blank. The very large title cartouche includes two erupting volcanoes, Native Americans, palm trees, sugar cane, parrots and 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.
Nice impression and original color. Margins have been slightly trimmed but are still ample, with some staple holes from a previous framing.