CARTA GEOGRAPHICA ..RAPPRESENTA LO STATO DELLA REPUBBLICA DI GENOVA
Attractive and detailed map of Liguria with the a bird's eye view of the city, by Homann's Heirs.
The panoramic view is most likely based on Merian's famous view.
This scarce map includes a plan of Genoa not in the previous edition.
Original wash colour on map and later hand colour on panorama.
Slight wear down centre fold
But overall a good example of this scarce map
code : M5073
Cartographer : Homann
Date : 1743 NUREMBURG
Size : 50 *56 cms
availability : Available
Price : £495
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