Auction 149, Lot 345

"Dominia Anglorum in Praecipuis Insulis Americae ut sunt Insula S. Christophori Antegoa Iamaica Barbados nec non Insulae Bermudes vel Sommers…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Caribbean and Bermuda

Period: 1759 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus Maior

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 19.3 inches
55.4 x 49 cm

A large and striking sheet that contains five charts describing the islands of St. Kitts, Antigua, Bermuda, Barbados and Jamaica. All of these maps were copied from separate maps made by Herman Moll in 1729. Each is finely engraved and meticulously detailed with its own compass rose, soundings, roads, forts, churches, topography and political divisions, as well as descriptive text and place name keys. The map has a second title in German: Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America....

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1723.

Condition: A

Minor soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/21/2014