MAPS: Homann 1720 Regionis Mississipi, Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi Seu Provinciae Ludovicianae a R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss In America Septentrionali Anno 1687... a Jo. Bapt. Homanno S.C.M. Geographa Norimbergae. Nuremburg, circa 1720. Hand colored. Area inside mat measures 23 1/2 x 20, frame measures 31 x 27 1/2 inches. Homann's map of the Course of the Mississippi River, based upon the reports of Hennepin, who explored the upper Mississippi and Great Lakes regions as a Jesuit Missionary in the late 1600s. Beautifully-colored cartouches.
Provenance: Property from the Collection of Charles E. Sigety
Notes/Literature: The late Charles E. Sigety was a renowned collector of Americana, ranging from examples of Norman Rockwell to important historic documents. A selection of his collection was sold at Christie's New York in 2016