PLANIGLOBII TERRESTRIS CUM UTROQ HEMISPHAERIO CAELESTI. Description: One of the most decorative eighteenth century world maps.
Homanns double hemisphere map of the world is richly embellished with celestial models of the northern and southern hemispheres and other natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and the Mt. Wind heads occupy the starry heavens, and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft.The map includes many famous cartographic inaccuracies with an unusually elongated northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis. It also shows an incomplete Australia, although with place names and notes of the early discoverers included. The east coast of New Zealand is shown, along with the Tracts of Tasmans 1642 voyage and Magellans Voyage.
The detail in Southeast Asia is very interesting for the period, as is the treatment of Japan. Interesting text panels at bottom describe the natural phenomena. The firm flourished, becoming the leading map publisher in Germany and an important entity in the European map market.In 1715, Johann was named Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Empire by Charles VI and made a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Most importantly for his business, his reputation and contacts gained him imperial printing privileges which protected his publications and recommended him to customers. Upon Christophs early death, the company passed to subsequent heirs, with the name of the company changing to Homann Erben, or Homann Heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.
Size: Printed area measures 48,5 x 55 cm. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS. HOMANN 1720 ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAP Hemispheres Celestial America" is in sale since Monday, October 21, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia.
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