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Lot 1075

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This large 23 x 20.25 in. finely engraved and beautifully hand-colored original map of Virginia, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, the Carolina's, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York and parts west of the Apalchians, was published by J.B Homann in 1715. The map depicts Virginia, Carolina, Maryland, and New Jersey, and is considered one of the most important and decorative maps of the region to appear in the 18th century. The range of the map extends from New York City and Long Island south along the Atlantic Cost as far as modern day Georgia, and as far west as Lake Erie. Homann drew this map in response to Virginia Lieutenant-Governor Alexander Spotswood's plan to settled the little known interior of Virginia with German immigrants. Shown here is the first mapping of Germantown Teutsche Statt on the Rappahanock River and Fort Christanna (Christ Anna Fort) on the Makharing River. Some foxing at the lower corners does not substantially detract from the beauty of this important map.

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