First edition of J.B. Homann's map of Asia. Still without Kamchatka, but with the big island of Terra Yedso above Japan. Compagnie Land to the upper right could be an early representation of Alaska or a misrepresentation of Hokkaido. With an outline of Nova Hollandia and Carpentaria, both parts of Australia. Also mentioned the Dampier Strait, named Dampieri, separates New Guinea and New Britain. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche showing a Sultan on his throne and a large cartouche to the upper right showing a procession carrying a Hindu idol.
Some damage to the corners, lower centerfold backed, verso some notes to the lower right corner about Homann by a ball-pen. Otherwise a very good copy.
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: Asiae Recentissima Delineatio, qua Status et Imperia Totius Orientis Unacum Orientalibus Indiis Exhibentur.
Old coloured map of the Asian continent. Printed in Nuremberg by J.B. Homann in 1712.
Asian Continent - Homann, Johann Baptist - Asiae Recentissima Delineatio, qua Status...