FINE GERMAN MAP OF THE SOUTHEAST
HOMANN, JOHANN BAPTISTE
Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannorum industria excultae...
19 1/4” x 23”. First state. Original color. Excellent condition.
First appearing in his Atlas Novus in 1714, Homann’s handsome map of Virginia and Maryland was intended to promote German emigration to America. Morrison notes that “Homann’s map is important because of its wide distribution and dissemination through many different atlases during the 18th century and because it provides data on settlements of German immigrants... the cartouche graphically stresses the wealth and opportunity waiting in America through a cluttered display of gold, fish, fruit, fresh water, crops, and slaves, surveyed by a well-dressed, obviously satisfied planter.”
Morrison, On The Map, Fig. 27, pp. 42-44; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps, p.181.
Inventory No. 7168