Auction 179, Lot 455

"Europa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas et Juxta Recentissimas Observationes Aeque ac Relationes...", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: Europe

Period: 1743 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 18.6 inches
55.4 x 47.2 cm

Decorative map of Europe with good detail throughout. It is based upon Haas' stereographic horizontal projection, which was featured in his book on cartographic methodology. Large decorative cartouche features Europa, crowns, horse heads, putti and the figure of Fame with her trumpet. A handsome chart that extends to include Iceland, the Mediterranean, and part of Northern Africa. French title L'Europe dessinee Suivant les Regles... is in top margin.

References:

Condition: B+

A sharp impression on watermarked paper with contemporary color in the map and later color in the cartouche. There is very light soiling and a tear that enters 3" into map at bottom has been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/16/2020

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