|dc.description||This is a digital image of the original map held by Johns Hopkins Libraries as part of the Hackerman Map Collection #18.
J.B Homann operated a prolific map-publishing firm in Nuremberg, German. Although the elaborate cartouche depicts a regal planter and British coat of arms, this map was actually created to aid prospective German settlers to the Chesapeake region (see "Germantown" beneath the R in Virginia). The map also contains apparent inaccuracies and fanciful boundaries: Florida's panhandle extends north to share the same latitude as Maryland, while Virginia dips into what is now North Carolina. Map historians have suggested that these seeming errors may instead be attempts to capture more fluid zones of trade, family linkages, and population and religious demographics.||en_US