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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1725Homann, Johann BaptisteNurembergTotius Africae Nova Repræsentatio qua præter diversos in ea Status et Regiones,... [All Africa Newly Represented Along with regional divisions...]$1,950 Picture

A copper plate engraved map with hand colored wash

Size: framed 30-1/4 inches X 33 inches

Map Type: Loose

This is a superior copy, with vivid colors. Exquisitely framed in a wood 2" antique gold frame with fileted cloth mat.

This map of Africa showing the continent at an early age of its exploration by Europeans. Rivers, lakes, raised topography, and towns are all shown. The decorative cartouche features a group of Africans with ivory tusks, a large tortoise and other animals, with a landscape background and cupids overhead.

An inscription in the lower left explains that the origin of the Nile, hitherto improperly understood, has been updated according to recent information presented by the celebrated geographer Rev. P. Henry Scherer concerning the form of the White Nile.

Homann, a former Dominican monk, became a famous cartographer of 18th century in Nuremburg, Germany, creating maps, celestial charts, atlases, and globes of the highest quality both in their geographic accuracy and beauty. Homann was employed as a map engraver before founding his own firm in 1702. Homann’s geographical, celestial, and astronomical maps were published in a variety of states throughout the 18th century, and are difficult to distinguish from one another. Most of his geographical maps first appeared in Atlas Novus.

Homann’s geographical maps were frequently republished by the Homann heirs throughout the 18th century.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 2 Page 361, Homann and heirs, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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