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The Mapping of North America

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The famous German firm of cartographic publishers was founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) in 1702 in Nuremberg. In 1707 he published the ‘Neuer Atlas’ whose success continued for many years. In recognition of his success, Homann was elected to the Berlin Academy of Sciences. In 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. Early examples of Homann’s atlas usually include a map of England and Wales by other cartographers indicating this was not one of his earlier productions. Shirley believed that the earliest state he had seen always bore the Privilege granted in 1715. Since then an earlier state has been identified lacking one. The example offered here bears the Privilege. The most notable feature of this map is the cartouche lower centre bearing a scene of it is believed a meeting of the Privy Council with William III. Although the map is wash coloured to reflect the boundaries of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, it identifies all the modern counties. The map is derived from that of Nicolaus Visscher as stated in the title. A very attractive example. Provenance: Gebr. Haas 2004; private English collection. Heinz (1997); refer Shirley Homann 3.1; Tooley’s Dictionary.
HOMANN, Johann Baptist

Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae

Nuremberg, c.1714-[c.20]
565 x 480 mm., in early wash colour, fine impression.
Stock number: 10537
£ 295
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