1746 – HOMANN HEIRS – Americae Mappa Generalis
Title: “Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas…”
An updated map of the western hemisphere by the Homann Heirs. Map shows the continent on the eve of the conflicts that would soon erupt and change the political face of North America. The current political situation is depicted using contrasting colors. California shown properly as a peninsula and the unknown northwestern lands left blank rather than filled in with guesswork. The cartouche features local goods and parrots, and has two volcanoes exploding in the distance and two pairs of Native Americans are shown in the European notion of native dress. Comes from Homan’s atlas “Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt“. Map dated!
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Frame size: 54,3 x 65,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition! Original hand colouring! Paper with original watermarks. 15 cm separation in lower middle fold restored.
This is an original antique map published in 1746 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!