Auction 129, Lot 82

"Americae Mappa generalis…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Nice impression and original color. Margins have been slightly trimmed but are still ample, with some staple holes from a previous framing.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/23/2009

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