Early antique map of Asia by Johann Baptist Homann. With Kamchatka already drawn as a peninsular. 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.
Minor water stain in upper white margin. 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: 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 circa 1720.
Asian Continent - Homann, Johann Baptist - Asiae Recentissima Delineatio, qua Status...