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Auction 188, Lot 273

"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: 1759 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.9 x 19.3 inches
55.6 x 49 cm
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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 second state with Bermuda changed from "Bermudos" to "Bermudes."

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

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a "WOLFIG" watermark and contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche. There are a few tiny spots, minor printer's ink residue, and light dampstains in the bottom corners of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/22/2022