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Auction 168, Lot 76

"Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas Relationesque Recentissimas et Observationes...", Homann Heirs

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1746 (circa)

Publication: Grosser Atlas uber die Gantze Weld...

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 18.3 inches
53.1 x 46.5 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.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with an exceptionally good impression, which is usually weak in the title cartouche. There are some light damp stains at top and a few tiny tears confined to the blank margins, most of which have been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/6/2018