Auction 149, Lot 69

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1746 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.1 x 18.4 inches
53.6 x 46.7 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+

Heavy, watermarked paper with original color that has been partially refreshed, a professionally repaired tear that enters 1.5" into image at bottom, and a few tiny worm holes only visible when held to light

Estimate: $700 - $850

Unsold

Closed on 5/21/2014

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