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Johann Baptist HOMANN Regni mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Floridae, Novae Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae et Pensylvaniae

Johann Baptist HOMANN

Regni mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Floridae, Novae Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae et Pensylvaniae

Nuremberg s.d. (circa 1720), 62x53,2cm, une feuille rempliée.


Regni mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Floridae, Novae Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae et Pensylvaniae


Nuremberg [ca 1720] | 62 x 53.2 cm | one map
First edition with full margins, copper engraved, colored in a contemporary hand.
Some tiny foxing very slightly affecting the margins of the map.
Very beautiful title cartouche featuring a Native American surrounded by the natural resources of the Americas: beaver skins, tobacco rolls, fish... A large illustration, near the Atlantic Ocean, shows the natives working in a gold mine and helping the colonists to amass treasure. Finally, a last engraving, located off the coast of the Mexican Pacific, depicts a naval battle, likely Spanish galleons attacked by
cruising British and French privateers.
his map stretches from the Great Lakes towards the South to Florida, The West Indies, and Central America, up to Venezuela and from New Mexico to the East Coast. It reproduces Delisle’s 1703 map of Mexico and Florida and includes information on the explorations of La Salle, Bienville, Sueur, Iberville, Lederer and other explorers.
Beautiful copy of this map conceived by Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) – one of the most well-known cartographers and founder of one of the most important German publishing houses – to illustrate the gold-bearing routes of the Spanish during the lootings of the Inca Empire.
It also describes the maritime routes connecting Vera Cruz and Cartagena to Havana and Spain.
It is the first map to so accurately represent the mouth of the Mississippi and the Great Lakes region.

1 200 €

Réf : 68887

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