0942: Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724)
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Lot 0942 Details
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724), "Amplissimae regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicianae...", c. 1720, Nuremberg, copper-plate engraved map, laid paper, watermarked "MA/D" inside teardrop, neat line 19 1/2 in. x 22 5/8 in., sheet 22 1/5 in. x 25 1/4 in., framed Provenance: The Collection of Charles B. Blair, of Grand Rapids, J.C. Morgen & Co., Inc., New York, March 30, 1939. Note: Known as the "Buffalo" map, and based on Delisle's seminal work, this map features a title cartouche depicting a buffalo skin and colonial explorer Father Louis de Hennepin, a vignette of a beaver colony at Niagra Falls, and another cartouche with Indians flanking a standing buffalo.