Homann, Johann Baptista (1664 - 1724): Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis...
copper engraved map with old hand colouring. overall 51,5 x 58,5 cm; plate 49,5 x 57,5 cm. fold as issued; paper evenly coloured; some discolouration, staining and faint foxing; small margins all around; some small worm holes in lower part of the map; o/w vg cond.
A very beautifully engraved and unusual map of the American continent, showing California as an island by Homann. Original copied from the Sanson map, this is the first state of Homann iconic map; later states show the Californian pensinula. With a large, decorative cartouche, copied from de Fer’s map of 1699, which shows indigenous people, traders and armadillos. The top left cartouche shows Old and New World Deities; with the branches which are later removed.
Tooley (America) #79
[ref: 3254] £2,500