Auction 171, Lot 118

"A Newfoundland, od. Terra Nova S. Laurentii Bay, die Fisch-Bank, Acadia, nebst Einem Theil New Schotland", Homann Heirs

Subject: Canadian Maritimes & Newfoundland

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm

This is a German edition of Moll's earlier map of the region (1729) that was published in Atlas Minor. While the title is in German, all of the place names are in English including "The Lady Mountains" (Notre Dame mountains). The map covers the vicinity of St. Lawrence Bay including the eastern portion of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. There is particular emphasis on the fishing banks in the region including the Great Bank and several shoals. This was one of the four featured maps on the Homann Heirs well known Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali.

References: Kershaw #579.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color on a watermarked sheet that has been professionally remargined on all sides with a tiny amount of border in facsimile.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/6/2019