Auction 148, Lot 8

"Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum Generalium & Specialium Centum Foliis Compositum et Quotidianis Usibus Accomodatum Accedit Introductio in Geographiam Mathematicam, Naturalem & Historican", Homann Heirs

Subject: Title Pages

Period: 1760 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 19.6 inches
31.5 x 49.8 cm

Inset at the bottom of this handsome title page is a map (5.6 x 4.1") of a northern hemisphere showing the Island of California. The Latin phrase, Nulla dies abeat, quin linea ducta superfit (Let not a day pass without a drawn line remaining) is on a banner above the map. The hemisphere is surrounded by the sun, moon and stars. Similar to McLaughlin's state 2, but this unrecorded example was published in the Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum rather than Grosser Atlas Liber die Gantze Welt.

References: McLaughlin (TP) #15.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling and a tear in bottom blank margin that has been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/19/2014