1756 – Homann Heirs – America Septentrionalis


Title:                   “America Septentrionalis a domino d’Anville in Galiis edita nunc in Anglia coloniis in interiorem Virginiam deductis nec non fluvii Ohio cursu aucta notisq geographicis et historicis illustrata…1756”


First edition of the Homann Heirs map of the British Colonies in North America, made during the French and Indian war. It covers from Newfoundland in the North to Florida in the South and Great Lakes in the center. A lower paragraph gives a brief history in German about the English discovery and establishment of colonies from approximately 1497-1729, listing major native indigenous nations, while an upper paragraph details interventions and occupations of the French in the new world, showing the territories colored in yellow, red and green by Spanish, English and French occupation.

Comes from Homan’s atlas “Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt” under direction of Johann Christoph published in Nürnberg, 1756.


Cartographer:     Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)

Sheet size:         54,3 x 65,5 cm

Year:                     1756

Technique:           copper engraving


Very good condition! Original outline colouring. Paper with original watermarks, wide margins.

This is an original antique map published in 1756 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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