Early antique map of America by Johann Baptist Homann. The first of two America maps by Homann. This example is in the third state with California already correctly represented as a peninsula. For the early 18th century a very detailed map, the Southwest and the Great Lakes have been supplemented over earlier maps by records and reports of the Hudson's Bay Company and French traders.
Small tear in lower centrefold backed. Very good condition.
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: Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio.
Old coloured map of the American continent. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
America Continent - Homann, Johann Baptist - Totius Americae Septentrionalis et...