Auction 173, Lot 56

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1746 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.8 x 18.2 inches
52.8 x 46.2 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: B+

On watermarked paper with light scattered foxing and a centerfold separation that enters 0.75" into neatline at bottom. There are short printer's creases on the neatline at top right and bottom right.

Estimate: $475 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/5/2019

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