Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicianae a R.P. Ludovico Hennepin...

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
The Buffalo Map of the Mississippi River Valley.

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Description

The famous Buffalo Map of the Southeast by J.B. Homann. Showing the most part of today United States from the Great Lakes to Florida, the Mississippi River Valley with Louisiana and Texas, as well as New Mexico in the west.

The map is based on the de l'Isle map of 1718. Homann dedicated it to the Franciscan Father Antoine Hennepin who explored the Mississippi and Great Lakes regions and the Niagara Falls. The magnificent title cartouche is showing the Franciscan, with a view of the Niagara falls below. The cartouche right to Florida showing American Indians with a buffalo and a pelican.

The original coloring was done in Homann's publishing company and indicates the political situation in the early 1700's. The English Colonies are colored yellow, New Mexico and Canada in red, the Mississippi River Valley with Louisiana up to the Great Lakes in turquois and Florida is covered with green.

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CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitleAmplissimae Regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicianae a R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss in America Septentrionali Anno 1687. Detectae, Nunc Gallorum Coloniis et Actionum Negotiis Toto Orbe Celeberrimae ...
Publisher, YearJ.B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.6 x 57.4 cm (19.1 x 22.6 inches)
Sheet Size52.2 x 60.5 cm (20.6 x 23.8 inches)
ReferenceCumming, W.P.: The Southeast in Early Maps, No. 170; Goos, J.: The Mapping of North America, No. 49.; Sandler, C.: Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, p. 60, No. 145.

Condition

Some minor overall browning, an old ink spot below the right cartouche. Very good condition with original old colors. No later color addition.

Cartographer

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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The Buffalo Map of the Mississippi River Valley.

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