A large and impressive map of the World in two hemispheres, published by the Homann Heirs for the Maior Atlas Superiore. The continents are presented in full wash colour, with basic divisions and country boundaries outlined. Antarctica is absent, and the northern reaches of modern Canada and the Great Lakes are only roughly charted.
Australia is shown in toto, though Tasmania is erroneously joined to the mainland, and California is once more shown as a peninsula. The paths of various voyages of discovery, notable Cook, are shown as dashed lines. Below the hemispheres, a large explanatory text in German is bordered by various scales.Fine condition with early hand colouring with central fold as issued. Blank on verso Overall size approx 63cm x 54cm including the margins. Johann Baptist Homann (20th March 1664 - 1st July 1724) was a German engraver and cartographer, and the Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. In 1702 he opened a publishing house in Nuremberg, and his maps often make reference to his membership of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences and his imperial patronage. Upon his death, his maps passed to the Homann Heirs company and reprinted many times before the company closed in 1848. PRINTS MAPS HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS POSTAL HISTORY BOOKS POSTERS STAMPS POSTCARDS EPHEMERA And anything else that is considered Antique and made of Paper. ALL OF OUR ITEMS ARE ORIGINAL ANTIQUES - NOT MODERN COPIES. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "antiquepapercompany" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.