Auction 98, Lot 103

"Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Ludovicianae, N. Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae, et Pensylvaniae nec non Insularum Archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali Accurata Tabula …", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial America and West Indies

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.7 inches
57.2 x 47.5 cm

First state of this superb map covering from the Great Lakes and Nova Scotia through Central America and Venezuela, and from present day Arizona to the eastern seaboard. The map is based largely on Delisle's map of 1703. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians. The map itself is filled with settlement place names, Indian tribes and villages, and sea routes from Vera Cruz and Cartagena to Havana and Spain are outlined. The sheet is richly embellished with a fine (uncolored) title cartouche depicting two native figures and symbols of America's natural resources. In the Atlantic is a large (uncolored) engraved scene of extensive gold mining operations with Indians bringing their treasures to fill the European's treasure chest. Off the Pacific coast of Mexico is yet another opulent engraving of a raging sea battle between many ships.

References: Van Ermen p.42; cf Cumming (SE) #137; Martin & Martin plt.17.

Condition: A

Overall very good with original color and a couple of very insignificant spots of foxing that do not detract.

Estimate: $1,800 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 3/6/2002

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