1 April 2014
HOMANN, Johann Baptist (1664-1724). Planiglobii Terrestris cum utroq Hemisphaerio Caelisti... Nuremberg, ca 1725.
Engraved double-hemisphere map, hand-colored, image 495 x 550 mm (522 x 596 mm sheet). With two smaller celestial hemispheres and insets of northern and southern skies, on a background depicting stars, the sun, the moon, cherubs and windheads. (Lower margin with a few tears repaired on verso, a few other backed tears.)
Homann, the leading German cartographer of his time, designed this map published by his heirs. It is one of the most decorative 18th century world maps.
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