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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1720Homann, Johann BaptisteNurembergRegni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae Ludovicianae, N. Anglia, Carolinae, Virginiae et Pensylvaniae nec non Insularum Archipelagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali.......$3,450 Picture

A copper plate engraved map with hand colored wash.

Size: 20 inches X 23.5 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with vivid colors. Beautifully framed in a cloth covered, filleted mat inside a black and gold wooden frame. Outside dimensions are 30-3/4 inches X 34-1/4 inches.

This attractive map shows the eastern half of the Americas from "Nova Anglia" or New England to Venezuela. Painted by colors dividing the colonies of the European powers controlling the region at the time. A large, decorative vignette on the right of the map depicts Europeans around a chest of gold with Indians. A gold mine can be seen in the background. Another vignette on the lower left depicts frigates engaged in a sea battle. This is thought to be an allegory for the bitter struggles by Europeans for control of the region.

Homan created this map from La Salle's exploration notes and cartographic sources by de Isle. The map itself provides very good information on many place names, rivers, mountains and lakes.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 2 Page 361, Homann and heirs, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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