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[W. Hemisphere] Homann Heirs, Americae Mappa generalis. Nuremberg, 1746. 18 x 21. Original body color, later color on cartouche. Mounted on linen. Light rubbing at centerfold; tide marks in lower part of map. Sold

A page number in Roman numerals and a monogram have been added in the margins in manuscript, suggesting the map is possibly from a composite atlas. Locates the "malstrom" in the mid-Atlantic, identifies Columbus' landfall in the Bahamas, and notes the discovery of the imaginary Saxenburg Island in 1670.

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