1796 – Homann Heirs – Charte von America


Title:                   “Charte von America nach Astronomischen Bestimmungen, den neuesten Nachrichten und Charten entworfen von FL Güssefeld. Nürnberg bey Homann Erben 1796…”


Scarce antique map of the North and South America by Homann Erben. Filled with interesting details especially in the section of the Northwest Passage, based on information derived from Vancouver, La Perouse, Cook, Mac Kenzie and other contemporary explorers. The coastline to the north is shown in dashed lines with labels ‘Probable coast’ or ‘completely unknown coast’.


Cartographer:     Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)

Frame size:         51,7 x 61,0 cm

Year:                     1796

Technique:           copper engraving


Good condition. Original hand coloring, paper with watermarks. Marginal worm traces restored.


This is an original antique map published in 1796 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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