"Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas Relationesque Recentissimas et Observationes... ", Haas/Homann Heirs
Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Period: 1746 (dated)
Publication: Grosser Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
20.7 x 18.1 inches
52.6 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.
Contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche, on watermarked paper with light soiling and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.