BG-08026

Antique Map of the island of Martinique by Homann (1762)

  • Condition: Good, minor defects. Repair on folding line. General age-related toning and a few stains. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1762
  • Overall size: 61 x 53 cm.
  • Image size: 54.5 x 46.5 cm.
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.. Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique - Homann (1762)

Description: Antique map titled 'Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique'. Detailed nautical map of the island of Martinique. Shows areas of safe anchorage and soundings along the coastal coves. A key provides the locations of sugar refineries, wells and parishes. 

Artists and Engravers: Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany.