Cartographer: Homann, Johann Baptist
minor centerfold creases and a minor tear in top margin
|1730||20 X 24||$1500|
An early edition of Homann’s map of the Americas shows California as an island. Also shown is the mythical Terra Esonis Incognita, which forms a nearly continuous land bridge from North America to Asia. The Mississippi River and Great Lakes follow the reports of the early French Jesuit explorations. In South America, the Amazon and other interior features are beginning to take realistic form. The map is complete with two fine cartouches with scenes of natives, Jesuits, and European merchants.
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