Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis – Homann
Homann Johann Babtiste ( 1664 - 1724 ) Nuremberg
Title: Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis novissima repraesentatio quam ex singulis recentium geographorum tabulis collecta luci publicae accommodavit Iohannes Baptista Homann.
Description Old map of North South America with the West Indies islands. Antique 1720 map, copperplate engraved and hand colored. (original colors) Large pictorial title cartouches (uncolored, as issued) and a description cartouche with details about Christopher Columbus and two small compass roses decorate the map.
This early map contains notes and discovery dates, the western coastline of North America with California already correctly depicted as a peninsula, the map is supplemented with records and reports from the Hudson's Bay Company and French and Dutch traders.
Cartographer: Homann Heirs (1730 - 1848) were a map publishing house based in Nurenburg, Germany, in the middle to late 18th century. After the great mapmaker Johann Baptist Homann's (1664 - 1724) death in 1724, management of the firm passed to his son Johann Christoph Homann (1703 - 1730).
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Size: Sheet app.: 20.5 x 24 inches. 52 x 61 cm. Image app.: 19 x 22.25 inches. 48 x 56.5 cm. Condition: Nice detailed copperplate engraved map in very good condition. Borders with signs of age (spotted).