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Homann Heirs and Johann Matthuas Haas (1684-1742).?
Americae Mappa generalis...
Engraved map with orignal hand color.
Nuremburg: 1764.
21 1/4" x 24 1/4" sheet, 33" x 36" framed.
This is a handsome, decorative eighteenth century map of the Americas with considerable detail throughout. It extends to the western part of Africa and southwest Europe. There is only an amorphous coastline shown above the peninsular California, with the Pacific Northwest left blank. The very large title cartouche includes two erupting volcanoes, Native Americans, palm trees, sugar cane, parrots, and a pot of gold. Johann Matthias Haas was a professor of mathematics at Wittenberg, and he worked with the Homann Heirs updating their map stock.

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Homann Heirs Americas Map

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Apr 6, 2019