"Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas Relationesque Recentissimas et Observationes...", Haas/Homann Heirs
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1746 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 18.1 inches
52.8 x 46 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.
On watermarked paper with light scattered foxing and dampstaining mostly in the top blank margin. There is a short centerfold separation confined to the lower blank margin and an edge tear confined to the top blank margin.