Auction 161, Lot 70

"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:
21.3 x 18.4 inches
54.1 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: A

Nice impression with original color on a sheet of watermarked paper. Margins have been slightly trimmed but are still ample, with some staple holes from a previous framing.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/8/2017

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