A very good example of the Buffalo Map.North America from New Mexico to the St Lawrence and from Florida to Lake Superior. Insets of the Niagara Falls and a Bison. Highly decorative, one of the classic maps for any collection. Information for the map is based on explorations by French explorers and fur traders, Jesuit priests, and Spanish explorers, many of whose routes are shown on the map. Two striking cartouches dominate this map: in upper left, Niagara Falls, missionary and Indians, and in lower right, a buffalo with Indians.Fine original body colour; very good example.


code : M879

Cartographer : Homann Family

Date : 1730c Nuremberg

Size : 48.5*57.5cms

availability : Sold

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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