Auction 161, Lot 177

"Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae Implantata Anglorumque Coloniis Florentissima Geographice Exhibita", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.1 inches
57.9 x 48.5 cm

This handsome map shows the English colonies of Nova Anglia and New Jarsey and the Dutch colony of Novum Belgium - Nieuw Nederland - New Jork. It covers the region from Delaware Bay to Eastport, Maine. Numerous soundings and navigation hazards are noted along the coastlines. Oversized lakes appear in the interior of New England and New York, notably Lake Champlain (which is grossly misplaced) and Sennecaas Lacus. Cape Cod and Cape Ann are both depicted as islands and Boston Harbor is exceedingly large. The fictitious region of Norumbeag is placed in present-day Maine at the head of Penebrock Bay. Various Indian tribe names are identified on the map, as are numerous colonial settlements along the coastlines and rivers. The cartouche depicts a European sea captain negotiating with an Indian chief. They are surrounded with trade goods, alluding to the natural wealth of the region.

References: McCorkle #724.1; Portinaro & Knirsch #116; Sellers & Van Ee #806.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with full original color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is light toning and foxing, as well as a small hole northeast of Manhattan.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $520

Closed on 2/8/2017

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