Lot 93: c. 1730 Hand-Colored Map of New England NOVA ANGLIA by Johannes Baptista Homann
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Beautiful circa 1730 "Homann" Map of Early New England
c. 1730 Colonial Period, Hand-Colored Copper-plate Engraved Map of New England in America entitled, "NOVA ANGLIA Septentrionali America implantata Anglorumque coloniis florentiffima," by Johannes Baptista Homann (1664-1724), Nuremberg, Choice Very Fine.
Original Colonial era Engraved Map that nicely Hand-colored. This is a double-paged Folio Map, measuring 24.5" x 21", displaying its copperplate engraving on large two joined sheets. There is a decorative Title Cartouche in the lower right, with still-vibrant coloring, that displays a vignette of a Sailing Ship in the background, a finely dressed European trader inspects a Beaver pelt that has been presented for trade by a Bow and Arrow Native American Indian hunter, with some trade goods shown scattered between them. The rest of this historic Map shows from Canada down the East Coast to Philadelphia and the lower part of New Jersey, original color only slightly faded in mossy green, tan and having a pale pinkish-red border outlined. Numerous rivers, cities and various diverse Native Indian Tribes are noted. Vertical center page fold where the two sheets are attached has been expertly reinforced on its blank verso with archival tape. A very desirable, colorful Map with a great historical scene vignette and nice overall eye appeal. The original wide full outer margins are still intact making this a perfect Map for framing and display.