Auction 160, Lot 79

"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:
21.4 x 18.4 inches
54.4 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

A nice impression on watermarked paper with an 7.5" centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed with archival materials on verso. There is light scattered foxing with a few professionally infilled wormholes.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/16/2016

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