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Johann Baptiste Homann:  Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi Seu Provinciae Ludovicianae A R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss In America Septentrionali Anno 1687 . . .

Maps of the American Plains (Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota)


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Title: Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi Seu Provinciae Ludovicianae A R.P. Ludovico Hennepin Francisc Miss In America Septentrionali Anno 1687 . . .

Map Maker: Johann Baptiste Homann

Place / Date: Nuremberg / 1720 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22.5 x 19 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $2,500.00

Inventory ID: 46488


Description:

Striking full color example of Homann's map of the Course of the Mississippi River, based upon the reports of Hennepin, who explored the upper Mississippi and Great Lakes regions as a Jesuit Missionary in the late 1600s.

The map follows the work of De L'Isle in his seminal map covering the same region. The Mississippi is oddly mis-projected, with the Ohio and several other rivers splitting to the east and tracking near a vignette showing Indians hunting long horn buffalo. The western rivers, including the Missouri, are equally inaccurate. The map shows a number of explorers routes throughout the Southwest and Louisiana and annotations regarding various regions. Many Indian Tribes and early forts named. Florida is an archipelago. Nice detail in Texas.

One of the most interesting and decorative regional maps of America from the period.


Condition Description: Minor fold split, repaired on verso.


References: Goss 49; Cumming 170; McCorckle 720.1; Sellers & Van Ee 102; Day 401; Lowery 475; Wheat 144.


Related Categories:
Maps of Midwest America (Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio)
Maps of the American Plains (Indian Territory, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota)
Maps of the American South (Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky)
Maps of Southeast America (Virginia Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina)
Maps of Southwest America (Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Texas)
Maps of Texas
Maps of the United States