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Lot 0013
  • Title/Content of Map: Americae mappa generalis
  • Date Printed: 1746
  • Cartographer: Homann Heirs
  • Material/Medium: Paper
  • Size: 23 1/2" x 21"

    Hand colored copperplate engraved. Published in Nuremberg. Map has a beautiful Baroque style cartouche. Printed on thick paper.

    Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, well known for his important maps of the Americas. Although his early studies focused on religion, he soon shifted his focus to engraving and cartography and founded his own publishing house in 1702. One of the most reputable cartographers of the 18th century, he was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI in 1715. After his death, he was succeeded by the Homann heirs company.

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    Homann Heirs: Antique Map of North & South America 1746

    Estimate $100 - $115Nov 15, 2017
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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