Auction 139, Lot 400

"Europa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Europe

Period: 1743 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 18.8 inches
55.4 x 47.8 cm

Decorative map of Europe with good detail throughout. It is based upon Haas' stereographic horizontal projection, which was featured in his book on cartographic methodology. Large decorative cartouche features Europa, crowns, horse heads, putti and the figure of Fame with her trumpet. A handsome chart that extends to include Iceland, the Mediterranean, and part of Northern Africa. French title L'Europe dessinee Suivant les Regles... is in top margin.

References:

Condition: B+

Light soiling.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/15/2012

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