Auction 145, Lot 82

"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 - America

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.3 x 18.5 inches
54.1 x 47 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+

An excellent impression in the cartouche, which is weak on many examples of the map. Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, minor printer's ink residue, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at bottom.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/12/2013

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