BG-08025

Dominia Anglorum in praecipuis Insulia Americae (..) - Homann (c.1745)

  • Condition: Very good, small repair on bottom of the folding line. General age-related toning and a few stains. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: c.1745
  • Overall size: 61.5 x 54 cm.
  • Image size: 56 x 49 cm.
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Description: Antique map Caribbean titled 'Dominia Anglorum in praecipuis Insulis Americae ut sunt Insula S. Christophori, Antegoa, Iamaica, Barbados nec non Insulae Bermudes vel Sommers dictae. Die Englische Colonie-Länder Auf den Insuln von America und zwar die Insuln S. Christophori, Antegoa, Iamaica, Barbados samt den Ins. Bermudes sonst Sommers genannt'. Beautiful map of the British possessions in the Caribbean. Shows the islands of Saint Christopher or Saint Kitts, Antigua, Bermuda, Barbados, and Jamaica.

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.