Mappa Geographica, complectens I. Indiae Occidentalem II. Isthmum Panamensem III. Ichnographiam praecipurorum locorum & portuum as has terras pertinentium
By: Homann Heirs
Date: 1740 (circa) Nuremberg
Dimensions: 22.75 x 19.1 inches (57.8 x 48.5 cm)
This map by the Homann Heirs focuses on the Caribbean with several smaller inset maps of important regions and cities including Vera Cruz, and Mexico City. It also covers portions of North, Central, and South America.
The large central map is titled Carte de Isles de l’Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays Terre Ferme,” and credits D’Anville for the cartography. The map is color coded showing European possessions throughout the area. The main map is surrounded by 5 smaller insert maps that include the Isthmus of Panama, one of the earliest obtainable plans of St. Augustine, a bird’s eye view of Mexico City, and plans of Vera Cruz and San Domingo.
Condition: Map is in B condition with fine hand coloring over a strong impression and one tear in the bottom center that has been reinforced on the verso with archival materials.
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