PCT-59813

Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis (..) - Homann Heirs (c.1730)

  • Technic: Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Good, given age. Edges with several tiny tears, not affecting image. Some staining and light soiling in the margins. Some crinkles and creases. A few minor spots. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1730
  • Overall size: 24,2 x 21,3 inch
  • Image size: 22,6 x 18,9 inch
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Description: Antique Map, titled: 'Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis (…).' - Map of North and South America. Title cartouche bottom left is copied from De Fer's map of 1699 and cartouche containing text (top left) is based on De Lisle's map of Canada of 1703.his edition shows a corrected Western Coastline, with California no longer shown as an island, although the remnants of the interior sea can be seen near the pais de Moozemlek. Good detail throughout the map, especially in the southwest and near the Great Lakes, which were then actively being explored by the French fur traders and Hudson's Bay Company.he Mississippi River shows the results of the early French Jesuit explorations, with its sources extending far North of the limits of the maps produced 20 and 30 years earlier, although Le Moyne's mythical lake in the Southeastern US remains.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Homann Heirs' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Homann Heirs'. 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. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps.