Auction 140, Lot 73

"Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas ... Concinnata et Delineata ab Aug. Gott Boehmio Phil. Magistro. In Lucem Proferentibus Homannianis Heredibus A MDCCXXXXVI", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 18.3 inches
53.3 x 46.5 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: B+

There are two short centerfold separations at top and bottom which have been repaired with archival tape on verso. There are a few tiny spots in the image, and light damp staining confined to the left and right blank margins.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/23/2012

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