"Europa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas et Juxta Recentissimas Observationes Aeque ac Relationes...", Haas/Homann Heirs
Period: 1743 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
21.6 x 18.5 inches
54.9 x 47 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. Dated 1743 but published in 1744.
Full contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with moderate soiling, light toning along the centerfold, and a few tiny holes. There are archival repairs to some separations along the centerfold and to a tear that enters less than 1" into image at bottom.