CARTE DES INDES ORIENTALES DESSINEE SUIVANT LES OBSERVATIONS LE PLUS RECENTES..CHARLES HENRI FRISCO
A very large, attractive and detailed antique map (2 maps joined together) of South East Asia, depicting India, Ceylon, East Indies and Philippines, published by Homann Heirs. This map was drawn after the latest observations and was dediacated to Guillaume Charles Henry Friso ( Willem Karel Hendrik Friso) , Prince of Orange.
V good original colour Cartouche
Very good condition for this important map
code : M3676
Cartographer : Homann Family
Date : 1748 Nurenberg
Size : 51*87 cms
availability : Available
Price : £795
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