Auction 146, Lot 87

"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+

Watermarked paper with some stains along the centerfold and upper left with some minor creasing.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Unsold

Closed on 9/4/2013

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