Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of the world. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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Old coloured antique world map by Johann Baptist Homann. With a southern and northern celestial chart and two diagrams about the movement of the sun. In the background windheads and natural phenomena like volcanoes (Etna), earthquakes, tides, geysers in Norway and a rainbow. With the imperial privilege below the title, which was granted to Homann in 1715.

Australia is still incomplete, but already with place names and notes of early discoveries. Both, the east coast of New Zealand with the route of Abel Tasman's first expedition in 1642 and the route of the circumnavigation of the world by Magellan are shown. Remarkable for the early 18th century are the geographical details in Southeast Asia with Japan and the northwest coast of North America.

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CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitlePlaniglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio
Publisher, YearJ. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.5 x 55.2 cm (19.1 x 21.7 inches)
Sheet Size52.5 x 61.0 cm (20.7 x 24.0 inches)

Condition

In the right half a slight fold, in margins somewhat stained and browned. Very good condition with original old colour.

Cartographer

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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Old coloured map of the world. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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