The famous German firm of cartographic publishers was founded by Johann Baptist Homann 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. Homann died in 1724 and was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph (1703-30) who died shortly after. This large scale detailed map covers the region of Hanau around the city of Frankfurt which is shown prominently lower left. The map extends northwards to Giessen and extends eastwards to beyond Gelnhausen. Upper centre is a panorama of the city of Hanau. The cartography is the work of Friedrich Zollmann (1690-1762) a Dutch cartographer who worked for Homann.