C1746

Planiglobii Terres Tris Mappa Universalis… Mappe-Monde qui Represente les Deux Hemispheres Favoirs

Double-hemisphere world map compiled by J.M. Haas, a professor of mathematics at Wittenburg. This is another issue printed after  the firm obtained ‘Avec Priv de S. Maj. Imper.’ NOTE : This issue is identified by the presence of the coast … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Planiglobii Terres Tris Mappa Universalis… Mappe-Monde qui Represente les Deux Hemispheres Favoirs

Date:

C1746

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring and with hand coloured titles.

Image Size: 

530mm 
x 450mm
AUTHENTICITY
Planiglobii Terres Tris Mappa Universalis...  Mappe-Monde qui Represente les Deux Hemispheres Favoirs - Antique Map from 1746

Genuine antique
dated:

1746

Description:

Double-hemisphere world map compiled by J.M. Haas, a professor of mathematics at Wittenburg.

This is another issue printed after  the firm obtained ‘Avec Priv de S. Maj. Imper.’

NOTE : This issue is identified by the presence of the coast line on the north west coast of America and also noted are Bering’s and Tschirikow’s discoveries of 1741 which are lacking in the earlier issue. This map is slightly smaller than the earlier edition. The size of this map to the black printed line is 450mm x 53mm) whereas the earlier issue measures 463mm x 551mm.

The map is superbly decorated with a pair of elaborate title cartouches at top, one in Latin and the other in French. Between the hemispheres, two circular insets show the world from the North and South Poles and four more circular diagrams feature along the bottom. Two sphere obliques appear in the corners, one showing the world centred on Nuremberg where Homann died in 1724 and the other showing its antipode. The two smaller circles are solar diagrams. The Latin title cartouche in the top left corner is decorated with the figure of Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, the god and goddess of the sea. He is shown blowing on his conch shell which he used to calm and raise the ocean waves and to his left is his sea horse. The right title cartouche is a festoon, decorated with animals, a parrot and crowns.

The cartography of Australia and New Zealand is shown according to the discoveries made by Abel Tasman on his first and second voyages 1642-44. Some of the earlier Dutch discoveries included are those of Hartog 1616, the van Leeuwin 1619, Nuyts 1627, de Wit 1628 and Tasman 1642-44. The northwest coast of America is uncharted and California is shown as a peninsula. An excellent example of the state of contemporary eighteenth-century knowledge in Europe prior to the great voyages of discovery made by the British and French. Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was the most important German cartographer of the eighteenth century. In 1715, the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles the VI, appointed him Imperial Cartographer and in the same year he was also appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Upon his death, the business passed to his son, Johann Christolph, and after 1730 the business was continued by Homann Heirs until 1848.

From Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt.

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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