c. 1730 – J.B. Homann – Virginia Marylandia et Carolina
Title: “Virginia Marylandia et Carolina In America Septentrionali Britannorum industria excultae repraesentate a Ioh. Bapt. Homann S.C.M.Geog. Norimbergae Cum Privilegio Sac. Cas. Majest.”
Very decorative map of the eastern coast of the United States, covers Delaware, southern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, western Long Island, southwestern Connecticut, and portions of adjacent areas. It was used as a propaganda tool to promote German emigration to America. Title cartouche showing the settler at the top surrounded by trunks, barrels, gold, exotic fruits, fish and natives bearing gifts. This illustration suggested that America was the land of wealth and opportunity. Second state of the map.
Comes from Johann Baptist Homann atlas “Grosser Atlas über die ganze Welt” published in Nürnberg, circa 1730.
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Leaf size: 61,5 x 52,7 cm
Year: c. 1730
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition. Watermarked paper and contemporary hand coloring.
This is an original antique map published circa 1730 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
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