Auction 148, Lot 69

"Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas Relationes que Recentissimas...", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 18.3 inches
52.8 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+

A fine dark impression in old color with wide margins and a 0.75" tear in Africa that has been archivally repaired, some minor color offsetting, and three small pieces of tape in the far blank margins, well away from the map image.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/19/2014

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