Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

July 16th 2017 -

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs

Offering is an original, antique, hand-colored map of North and south America, “Americae Mappa generalis” dated 1746 by Homann Heirs map makers. The map is in good condition considering its age. There seems to be a bit of water damage along the left side and some wear and tear. The map is backed on another piece of paper. The map measures 23.25″ x 19.75″. He was succeeded by Homann Heirs Company after his death. This map is the second issue of the earlier edition circa 1720 and shows considerable cartographic detail as well as a general increase in knowledge regarding Americas interior from explorations and colonization. There is no coastline above the peninsula California as the Northwest coast and Northwest passage are still unknown. Quivira is shown east of its normal location. Quivira was the legendary land of gold and silver, sought after by conquistador Francisco de Coronado in 1541. The map is richly ornated with a large allegoric title cartouche showing volcanoes and a nice allegorical scene representing the people, flora and fauna of America. The East End Gallery. The East End Gallery is a full-service gallery offering fine art sales, restoration and framing services. We specialize in 18th, 19th, and 20th century, vintage and mid-century modern, etchings and engravings and lithographic prints. We have a large eclectic collection of work. We are located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley. We are on Main Street in Boyce, Virginia. We try and describe the pieces of art as carefully as we can, but please keep in mind there may be expected wear and tear on a 100-200 year old piece of paper. We will often restore and reframe a piece before it is listed and the listing and price will reflect that. Sometimes we are able to get pieces at a really good price and will pass the savings onto you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed! Be sure to check out our other items. The item “Antique, original, hand-colored 1746 map of America by Homann Heirs” is in sale since Sunday, December 11, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “eastendgallery12″ and is located in Boyce, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Maker: Homann Heirs

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