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Auction 99, Lot 114

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

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19 inches
57.4 x 48.3 cm

Strikingly decorative map of the southern colonies. There is a large hypothetical lake west (Apalache Lacus) 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. Along The Great of Cheseapeake Baye many rivers and towns are located with soundings in most bays. 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.

References: Cumming #156.

Condition: A

Original full wash color in map. Tiny fold separation in bottom fold. Library stamp on verso.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 6/12/2002