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Auction 180, Lot 65

"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:
21.5 x 18.5 inches
54.6 x 47 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+

Full contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche on watermarked paper. There is overall toning and scattered foxing. There are damp stains, creases, and tiny tears confined to the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/18/2020

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