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Jacob Sandrart:  Nova Tabula Americae Sic dictae ab Americo Vesputio Florentino qui Emmanuelis Portugalliae Regis auspicijs eam Anno 1497. (detectis prius A. 1492 a Christiphoro Columbo Hispanio la, Cuba, et Iamaica Insulis) prius ex Europaeis . . .

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Title: Nova Tabula Americae Sic dictae ab Americo Vesputio Florentino qui Emmanuelis Portugalliae Regis auspicijs eam Anno 1497. (detectis prius A. 1492 a Christiphoro Columbo Hispanio la, Cuba, et Iamaica Insulis) prius ex Europaeis . . .

Map Maker: Jacob Sandrart

Place / Date: Nuremberg / 1690 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22.5 x 19.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $2,900.00

Inventory ID: 48166


Description:

Rare separately issued map of America, published by Jacob Sandart and engraved by J.B. Homann, one of the earliest extent maps to bear Homann's name as an engraver

This finely engraved map is one of the earliest examples of Johann Baptiste Homann's engraving work.  Sandart was at the leading edge of map makers based in Germany, who would in the 18th Century replace the Amsterdam publishers, as the most prolific commercial map makers on the European continent, along with the French.

The map shows California as an island, based upon the second Sanson model, with Terra Esonis and Fretum Anian named and shown.  Also includes an early treatment of the coast of Australia.

The map itself is embellished with a number of animals in North America and tribal village vignettes in Brazil.  The allegorical vignette at the bottom left is especially evocative.

The engraving is a precursor to the bolder German style of engraving, characteristic of Homann, Seutter and Lotter, although perhaps with a greater artistry.

Sandrart's maps are rare on the market.


Condition Description: Minor printer's crease in top and lower margins a righ corners, just entering cartouche.


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