C1710

Totius Africae nova repraesentatio qua practer diversos in ea Status....

Large decorative map of Africa Johan Baptist Homan which has a lengthy note on the supposed accuracy of the source of the Nile, probably the first of its kind in the cartography of Africa. This interest in the Nile is … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Totius Africae nova repraesentatio qua practer diversos in ea Status….

Date:

C1710

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

570mm 
x 490mm

Paper Size: 

600mm 
x 515mm
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Totius Africae nova repraesentatio qua practer diversos in ea Status.... - Antique Map from 1710

Genuine antique
dated:

1710

Description:

Large decorative map of Africa Johan Baptist Homan which has a lengthy note on the supposed accuracy of the source of the Nile, probably the first of its kind in the cartography of Africa. This interest in the Nile is reflected in the cartouche, where at the far left is a gorge labelled ‘ Nile’. The ‘Nile’ origin, despite the lengthy note, has the usual error of the period showing the source as two lakes side by side.

Reference: Norwich 72; Tooley, Africa S. 43.

From Homann’s, Neuer Atlas.

 

Johann Baptist Homann (1663 - 1724)

Homann was the most important German cartographer of the 18th 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 (1701-1730) and in 1730 the business was continued by the Heirs to Homann up until 1848.

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