Lot 327: AMERICAE MAPPA GENERALIS. Homann's Heirs, 1746.
December 1, 2016
Falls Church, VA, USALive Auction
Description: [New World] AMERICAE MAPPA GENERALIS: Secundum legitimas projectionis stercographicae regulas, relationesque recentissimas et observationes sociorum Acad. Reg. sc quae Parisiis est aliorumque auctorum nec non secundum mentem D. I. M Hasii M.P.P Homanns Heirs, 1746. Engraved by Augustus Gottlieb. Extensive coverage of the interior of North and South America, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, including most of the Hudson Bay area. Great Lakes and Mississippi River are clearly visible. Numerous Atlantic and Pacific islands marked. Indian tribe names, including Zunis (Suni), Apaches, Osages, Chocktaw (Chak Ta), and Cherokees. Large cartouche with Africans, Pacific islanders, and volcanic eruptions. Double-page. Later hand coloring. Sight condition very good. 18 ¼ x 21 in. Dampstain to at lower right, barely visible dampstain to lower left and to the left of the top of the c-fold. Minor blemish to west of South America. Matted, under glass. Not examined out of frame.