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Auction 98, Lot 94

"Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannorum industria excultae", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
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Strikingly decorative map in original wash color. There is a large hypothetical lake west of Craven County, Carolina and interesting notations in the Outer Banks. Some counties and many rivers of eastern Virginia are shown, but western Virginia is vague with only Germantown, Mister Krug's Plantation and Fort Christ Anna located. Florida is shown extending west of Virginia, all the way north to Lake Erie. Maryland along Chesapeake Bay shows many rivers and towns. Philadelphia is clearly shown although Pennsylvania is divided by a rambling Susquehana River and is only vaguely depicted. New Jersey is divided vertically into west and east sections with a large Sandy Hook, a minuscule Manhattan, and a thin Long Island Sound. The bold, huge cartouche is uncolored and depicts European merchants, Indians, trade goods, and the fruits of land and sea.


Condition: A

Superb impression and color. Close (but adequate) margin at left as issued and a couple of tiny spots in margins, otherwise very fine condition.

Estimate: $1,900 - $2,000

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 3/6/2002