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   M-11567 - Map of North America by Homann, c. 1725



M-11567: (Image: 18 ¾ x 22 ¼ ’’) “REGNI MEXICANI seu NOVÆ HISPANIÆ, LUDOVICIANÆ, N. ANGLIÆ...” G. De l’Isle.  Nuremberg: Johann Baptist Homann,c. 1725.  Beautifully engraved 18th century map with original hand-coloring – cartouches possibly later.

Considered by Cumming and Wheat the most influential and detailed early 18th century map of the Mississippi Valley and trans-Mississippi West” (Nebenzahl: The Compass, #17-16). This map was designed to illustrate the gold routes of the Spanish during their plunder of the Inca and Aztec Empires. A gold mine under European supervision is depicted in the large vignette (right). The vignette, lower left, shows sea vessels engaged in battle. The upper regions of the Mississippi and Rio Bravo are well defined for the period. Political divisions in North America reflect the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 and French expansion into Louisiana the following 10 years. The very controversial border of Carolina is shown extending almost to St. Augustine (this region was the scene of many battles - including the brief Anglo-Spanish War in 1728 whereby the Carolinians staged a deep march into Florida to destroy a Yamassee village near St. Augustine).


Inventory Number: M-11567


Charles Edwin Puckett
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Period: 18th Century (1701-1800)
Date: c. 1725
Origin: Published in Nuremberg
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: Image: 18 3/4 x 22 1/4'')
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