Rare map of Africa engraved by J.B. Homann prior he became his own publisher. The map is printed and published by Jacob von Sandrart and is a close copy of de Wit's map of 1680. Seems to be the only map publish by Sandrart.
Waterstained in the corners, some creases and some browning. Centrefold and right corner backed. Small tears in margin.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1702 in Nuremberg, Germany. After a long period of Dutch domination in map publishing, the Homann publishing house became the most important map and atlas producer in Germany. He became a member of the Academy of Science in Berlin just after he published his first atlas in 1707. After his death 1724 in Nuremberg, the company was continued by his son Johann Christoph. The publishing firm was bequeathed to his heirs after his death in 1730 and was traded under the name Homann Heirs until the next century.
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Johann Baptist Homann: Accuratissima totius Africae Tabula in Lucem producta.
Old coloured map of Africa. Printed in Nuremberg by J. v. Sandrart in 1700.
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