A decorative map of Morocco, also showing Madeira and the Canary Islands. The title cartouche depicts Moors, a serpent lion and ostrich. Under the map are prospects of Marrakesh and Meknes. Johann Christoph was the son of Johann Baptist, and took over the family business on his father's death in 1724.Full colour on map views uncoloured as issued.Very good condition.
code : M1291
Cartographer : Homann Family
Date : 1728 Nuremberg
Size : 48.5*56cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) started his career in Amsterdam as an apprentice with the Danckerts family before returning to Nuremberg to establish himself in business in 1702.
The firm quickly became the principal geographical publishers in Germany and in 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor and he was also a member of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences.
His publications included the "Neuer Atlas Ueber Die Gantze Welt ..." in 1707-. The "Grosser Atlas ..." of 1716- and the "Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperioa" in c.1720, as well as many others. Johann died in 1724 and was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph who died in 1730. After his death the firm took the name Homann's Heirs and continued thereafter until 1813. Publications with the Homann's Heirs' imprint included the "Grosser Atlas" in 1731, Doppelmays'r "Atlas Coelestis ..." in 1742 and the "Atlas Geographicus Maior ..." in 1753-, amongst others. Throughout this entire period the firm were the leading map publishers in Germany, employing a number of very important cartographers