Carta geographica la quale rappresenta lo Stato della repubblica di Genova..


Very attractive and uncommon map by Homann Heirs. At bottom is the panoramic view based on Merian. Above in a rococo cartouche is a plan of Genoa.The map above of the Liguarian coast is in original wash colour. Good original hand colour.

Strenghtening on back of centrefold otherwise v. good condition.

Good Hand colour.

code : M3258

Cartographer : Homann

Date : 1743 Nuremberg

Size : 50*56cms

availability : Available

Price : £595

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The Family HOMANN

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