Auction 149, Lot 416

"Europa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas et Juxta Recentissimas Observationes Aeque ac Relationes...", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Europe

Period: 1743 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Homannianus...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 18.7 inches
55.4 x 47.5 cm

Decorative map of Europe with good detail throughout. It is based upon Haas' stereographic horizontal projection, which was featured in his book on cartographic methodology. Large decorative cartouche features Europa, crowns, horse heads, putti and the figure of Fame with her trumpet. A handsome chart that extends to include Iceland, the Mediterranean, and part of Northern Africa. French title L'Europe dessinee Suivant les Regles... is in top margin.

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Condition: B+

Light soiling with a few very minor repairs and creases along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/21/2014

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