BALEARICS CARTE DES ISLES DE MAIORQUE,MINORQUE ET YVICE

£595

Very attractive map of the Balearics.Homann Heirs from Bellin's highly detailed, large-scale map of the Balearic Islands, published in Nuremburg by the Homann firm. In addition to an elaborate title cartouche surmounted by imperial eagles, the map includes two insets: A plan of the port and town of Mahon with a letter key to the city's principal sites and monuments, and a map of the Strait of Gibraltar and the western Mediterranean that serves as a locator map for the Balearics. Original outline colour with later hand colour. Very good condition.

code : M2107

Cartographer : Homann Family

Date : 1756 Nuremberg

Size : 41.5*57cms

availability : Available

Price : £595

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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