Regni mexicani Seu Novae Hispaniae Floridae novae angliae, Carolinae, virginiae, et Pensylvaniae nec non Insularum Archiplagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali accurate Tabula exhibita A Ioh. Baptista Humano Noribergae
|Title||Regni mexicani Seu Novae Hispaniae Floridae novae angliae, Carolinae, virginiae, et Pensylvaniae nec non Insularum Archiplagi Mexicani in America Septentrionali accurate Tabula exhibita A Ioh. Baptista Humano Noribergae |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G4410_1700_H6.html |
|Cartographer||Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1712? |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Nuremberg |
|Original Source||"Neuer Atlas." Homann, Johann Baptist. Nuremberg: Homann Erben (Firm), 1712? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche in upper left corner:
"Regni Mexicani seu Novae Hispaniae, Floridae, Novae Angliae, Carolinae, Virginiae, et Pensylvaniae nec non Insularum Archipelagi Mexicani In America Septentrionali accurate Tabula exhibita A Ioh. Baptista Homanno Noribergae."
Printed in North Atlantic Ocean is a scale comparing Spanish miles, Spanish marine miles and English miles.
Printed beneath a track labeled "Reditus ad Havanam" in Gulf of Mexico:
"In hoc Freto sciri potest eo ipso loco quo sis quanto spatio distet terra a mari. Idque aquae profunditatem metiends. Iot milliaria enim distas a terra, quot ulnas profunditas aquae complectitur."
Printed above 10 degrees north Latitude between Central America and South America:
"Navis amerariae plerumque ad cartagenam morantur 50 dies inde solvents ad Portum bellum u bite rum quadraginta dies remanont posteaque redeunt cartagenam, uli aliquod tempus comeratae ad Havanam vela faciunt, occursurae classi paucnrum navium ten denti ad veram Crucum ut merces ex ea regione recipiant."
Printed beneath 15 degrees latitude just above South America:
"Hic una navium teneturin anchora quae Hachaesignificat naves onerarias advenisse super qua re statim nunaus mittitur Cartage nam Iimam. et Panamam moniturus gazas Regias extemplo adferendas esse."
Written in ink in upper right corner:
Shows southeastern North America including Canada, "Nova Mexico", Mexico, Florida, Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New England and the West Indies. Of note, Florida is shown as stretching from the mainland to 38 degrees north latitude and west as far as New Mexico. An area known as "Quivira" is shown in the northwest portion of the map as is Tecuaio Maior. The routes of Spanish galleons are displayed in the Gulf of Mexico. Includes detailed place names, rivers and mountains, especially in Mexico which has been divided into several regions. In the bottom left corner are illustrations of sailing vessels and a scene of a naval battle. Along the upper right border is an illustration that points to riches resulting from mining operations. The title cartouche is adorned with a figure of a man festooned in native garb with animal pelts and what appears to be tobacco lie in the foreground.
Scale: c.a. 1:10, 000, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was born in Kammlach. He was an engraver and mapseller. In 1702, he founded his own publishing house in Nuremberg. The maps and atlases published under his name became some of the most influential in the eighteenth century (Moreland and Bannister, 84). About 1707, he became a member of the Prussian royal Academy of Science. In 1715, he was appointed geographer to Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire. He worked as an engraver for Funek, Jacob von Sandrart and Scherer. His works include Atlas (1704), Neuer Atlas (1707), Grosser Atlas (1716) and Atlas Methodicus (1719). After his death, his son, Johann Christoph, took over the business and continued to run the publishing house. Following J. C.'s death, his heirs continued to run the publishing house as Homann Heirs, which lasted for nearly a century after its founding. Later works from the Homann Heirs include Grosser Atlas (1731, 1737), Kleiner Atlas, Poppelmayer's Star Atlas (1742), Geographia Maior (1759) and Atlas Hommanianus (1762). (Tooley, 308).|
This particular map was most likely published in Homann's "Neuer Atlas." According to Portinaro and Knirsch, the map is most interesting for its "de fact and de jure political division of North America after the Treaty of Utrecht (1713) and the French expansion into Louisiana in the following ten years" (226). Moreover, Carolina's southern border is drawn deep into "Spanish-claimed territory" (Portinaro and Knirsch, 226).
Library of Congress. Catalog Record. Accessed 10 Feb 2009.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Portinaro, Pierluigi and Franco Knirsch. "The Cartography of North America 1500-1800." New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1987.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
|Location Depicted||North America|
United States, Southeast
|Subjects (LCSH)||North America-Maps-Early works to 1800.; Mexico-Maps-Early works to 1800.; West Indies--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP016 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G4410 1700 H6 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||49 x 58 cm. |
|Condition||Some browning around the edges. Some foxing evident. Color has bled through to verso. Has binder's guard. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||Library of Congress. Portinaro and Knirsch, 226, Pl. CXV. |