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HOMANN HEIRS. / HAAS, J.M. - Americae Mappa generalis.

HOMANN HEIRS. / HAAS, J.M. -  Americae Mappa generalis.
Americae Mappa generalis. - HOMANN HEIRS. / HAAS, J.M.
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Title : Americae Mappa generalis..
Map maker : HOMANN HEIRS. / HAAS, J.M..
Date : Nuremberg, 1746.
Size : 18.3 x 21.1 inches. / 46.5 x 53.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Johann Baptist Homann's well-engraved second map of America has a large decorative cartouche. Detailed map of the western hemisphere.
The interior of North America has new details supplied by the Jesuits, especially along the Mississippi River and English and Dutch information along the coast.
The Great Lakes after D'Anville. The NW Coast of America and NW Passage are still unknown. Quivira -the legendary land of gold and silver- is shown considerably east of its normal location.
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a German engraver and publisher, who established himself and his family as perhaps the most famous German map publishers. Following his death in 1724, the business continued under the name Homann Heirs.
Lowery Collection #383; Wagner #1746.
Condition : Repair of split lower part center fold, 3cm. Into engraved area, hardly notable. Good impression.

ID: 26071

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