Auction 178, Lot 223

"Dominia Anglorum in Praecipuis Insulis Americae ut sunt Insula S. Christophori Antego Iamaica Barbados nec non Insulae Bermudos vel Sommers…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Caribbean & Bermuda

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus Maior

Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 19.4 inches
56.4 x 49.3 cm

A large and striking sheet that contains five charts describing the islands of St. Kitts, Antigua, Bermuda, Barbados, and Jamaica. All of these maps were copied from separate maps made by Herman Moll in 1729. Each is finely engraved and meticulously detailed with its own compass rose, soundings, roads, forts, churches, topography, and political divisions, as well as descriptive text and place name keys. The map has a second title in German: Die Englische Colonie-Laender auf den Insuln von America. This is the rare first state with Bermuda named "Bermudos," which was changed to "Bermudes" in the second state.

References: Evans (Bermuda) Homann's Heirs [1737]; cf. Sellers & Van Ee #1723.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and a tiny centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 6/10/2020