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Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio

Homann, J.B. and J.C.
Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio, c.1730
19 x 22.25 in.
Original outline and wash color, uncolored cartouche.
Fine.
 
Map of the Americas demonstrating how little was known of the western part of North America in the first half of the 18th century. The coastline of Upper California is uncharted, and the northwestern part of the continent is a huge and speculative Terra Esonis. This is the second state of J.B.Homannís map of 1710, originally showing California as an island. Here, the coastlines have been re-engraved by J.C. Homann, and California is correctly shown as a peninsula, although part of the previous waterways is retained as a lake. The oversized Solomon Islands are shown at the same meridian as California. There are two fine cartouches: the lower title cartouche is taken from De Ferís map of 1699 and the upper text cartouche is taken, in part, from De líIsleís map of Canada of 1703.

Cf. McLaughlin, No. 175; Portinaro, Pl. CIX (1st state)
 
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