Auction 136, Lot 395

"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: 1753-1759 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus Maior

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 19.3 inches
55.4 x 49 cm

A large and striking sheet that 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, forts, churches, topography and political divisions, as well as descriptive text and place name keys. The map has a second title in German: Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1723.

Condition: B+

Strong impression and original color with small hole in upper left corner of St. Kitts map repaired with paper on verso. Minor foxing and toning in blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011