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Auction 95, Lot 89

"Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentissima", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid Atlantic

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19 inches
57.4 x 48.3 cm

An attractive map showing the English colonies of Nova Anglia and New Jarsey and the Dutch colonies of 'Novum Belgium - Nieuw Nederland - New Jork'. It covers the region from Delaware Bay to Eastport, Maine. Numerous soundings and navigation hazards are noted along the coastlines. Oversized lakes appear in the interior of New England and New York, notably Lake Champlain and 'Sennecaas Lacus'. Cape Cod and Cape Ann are both depicted as an island and Boston harbor is exceedingly large. The fictitious region of 'Norumbeag' is placed in present-day Maine at the head of 'Penebrock Bay'. Various Indian tribe names are identified on the map as are numerous colonial settlements along the coastlines and rivers. The uncolored cartouche depicts a European sea captain negotiating with an Indian chief. They are surrounded with trade goods, alluding to the natural wealth of the region.

References: Goss (NA) #50; Protinaro & Knirsch pl. 116.

Condition: B

A bit of minor discoloration in the uncolored areas with trimmed margins (approximately 1/2" and adequate for framing). Overall a nice example with original color.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 6/13/2001