C1746

Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis/ Mappe- Monde qui Represente les Deux Hemsipheres Favoir.

Mapmaker:

Johann Baptist Homann (1663 - 1724)

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

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Full Title:

Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis/ Mappe- Monde qui Represente les Deux Hemsipheres Favoir.

Date:

C1746

Mapmaker:

Johann Baptist Homann (1663 - 1724)

Condition:

Heavy water stain at top, wear centre fold, two stains RHS margin.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

545mm 
x 460mm
AUTHENTICITY
Planiglobii Terrestris Mappa Universalis/ Mappe- Monde qui Represente les Deux Hemsipheres Favoir. - Antique Map from 1746

Genuine antique
dated:

1746

Description:

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

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 ofPoseidon 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. T

he 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.

From Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt.

References Moreland pp.84-85.

Mapmaker:

Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724)

Homann 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’s heirs until 1848.

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