First state of this early edition of J. B. Homann's America map with California as an Island and without printers privilege. The Mississippi River is based on the early French Jesuit explorations, with its sources extending far North compared to maps 20 years earlier. The mythical lake in the South Eastern US is still present.
Centrefold split and left margin backed with Japan paper, some minor tears in margin backed, overall fine condition.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1702 in Nuremberg, Germany. After a long period of Dutch domination in map publishing, the Homann publishing house became the most important map and atlas producer in Germany. He became a member of the Academy of Science in Berlin just after he published his first atlas in 1707. After his death 1724 in Nuremberg, the company was continued by his son Johann Christoph. The publishing firm was bequeathed to his heirs after his death in 1730 and was traded under the name Homann Heirs until the next century.
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Johann Baptist Homann: Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novisima Representatio.
Old coloured map of California as an Island. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1710.
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