Auction 90, Lot 62

"Totius Americae Septentrionales et Meridionalis Novissima Representatio",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19.2 inches
57.2 x 48.8 cm

A revision of the elder Homann's 1710 map of the Americas. After his death in 1724, his son (Johann Christoph Homann) re-engraved the plate to correct the western coastline of North America. California is no longer shown as an island, although the remnants of the interior sea can be seen near the "Pais de Moozemleck. Good detail near the Great Lakes, which were being actively explored by the French fur traders and Hudson's Bay Company. Two large pictorial cartouches (uncolored), and two small compass roses. Some restoration along bottom centerfold (below the equator) which could be improved upon. Otherwise a clean, crisp impression with lovely old color.

References:

Condition: B

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/15/2000

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