120.01 - Americae Mappa Generalis Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Sterographicae Regulas — Concinnata et Delineata ab Aug. Gott Boehmio ....., 1746, by Johann Matthias Haas / Homann Heirs, Amsterdam
A beautiful 18th century map of the Americas with fine detail. The map extends to the western part of Africa and includes the southwestern portion of Europe. The west coast of North America is blank above the California peninsular extending into all regions of the Pacific northwest. An elaborate title cartouche compliments the map. Depicted are two erupting volcanoes, indigenous natives, with displayed sugar cane, palm trees, and parrots. The map was in part, complied by Johann Matthias Haas who assisted the Homann family with their mapping publications. Haas was a professor of mathematics at Wittenberg. Rated Excellent, [see our rating criteria on the Home Page] the map is on watermark paper, with light staining along the top of the and at the centerfold. The cartouche is unusually strong. The map measures approximately (21.3″ x 18.5″ – 54.1 x 47.0 cm).