C1748

Carte Indes Orientales defsinee suivant les Observations les plus recens...

Mapmaker:

Tobias Mayer (1723 - 1762)

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Full Title:

Carte Indes Orientales defsinee suivant les Observations les plus recens…

Date:

C1748

Mapmaker:

Tobias Mayer (1723 - 1762)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued. Two sheets joined as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

863mm 
x 515mm

Paper Size: 

900mm 
x 541mm

Description:

Superb fully hand coloured example of this very large scale two sheet chart of Asia by Tobias Mayer (1723-1762), based on the charts issued in, Neptune Oriental the maritime atlas by Jean-Baptiste Mannevillette (1707-1780). The map extends from India to the Mariana Islands and south to the tip of northern Australia. A decorative title cartouche composed of military weapons and distance scale is at lower left.

Collections:
National Library Australia:  Bib ID 1823551

 

Mapmaker:

Tobias Mayer (1723-1762)

Mayer was a self taught mathematician. He was employed as a cartographer in Nurmberg from 1746, when he began working for the Homann Heirs company.  In 1749, while working for the Homann Company, Mayer produced a map of the moon measuring seven and a half inches in diameter. It was the first map of the moon which used accurately measured positions of the craters.

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