SWITZERLAND POTENTISSIMAE HELVETORUM
SoldAttractive map of the whole of Switzerland.Published by Homanns' Heirs but at this early date of 1732 it is the Homann map of 1715 with no changes.Full original colour on map cartouches left uncoloured as always with Homann maps. Very good condition.SOLD
code : M1885
Cartographer : Homann Family
Date : 900/ 1732 Nuremberg
Size : 49*58cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
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