C1737

Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas...........

Superb large c.18th map of Africa by the German Homann family of mapmakers. The map has an imposing, large decorative cartouche and smaller one above with the title. The cartouche is festooned with native figures, European traders and endemic flora … Read Full Description

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S/N: HGATL-AF-HOMM–184774
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Full Title:

Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas………..

Date:

C1737

Condition:

Repaired split at lower centrefold, some light browning to margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

545mm 
x 457mm

Paper Size: 

620mm 
x 525mm
AUTHENTICITY
Africa Secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas........... - Antique Map from 1737

Genuine antique
dated:

1737

Description:

Superb large c.18th map of Africa by the German Homann family of mapmakers. The map has an imposing, large decorative cartouche and smaller one above with the title. The cartouche is festooned with native figures, European traders and endemic flora and fauna.

From Homann, J. B., Grosser Atlas über die gantze Welt. Nuremberg

 

References:
Norwich, O. Norwich's Maps of Africa. Vermont 1997: 72.
Bricker, C. & Tooley, R. Landmarks of Mapmaking: An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmakers. 1989 Ware: Africa S..


Homann heirs ( - ) ( - )

The Homman family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the C18th. The business was established by Johann Baptist in Nuremberg in 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After his death in 1724, the firm continued under the direction of his son until 1730. It was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it continued to trade under the name Homann Heirs.

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