Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: 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. 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. Subject: Antique Map, titled:'Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi.
This magnificent, graphic map of Egypt is focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the First Cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile. Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces. Damp stained top and bottom left. Some staining and light soiling in the margins. A few crinkles and light creases.
Original middle fold as issued. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca.53.5 x 62 cm. The image size is ca. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca.
21.1 x 24.4 inch. 18.5 x 22.4 inch. Medium: Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. ThePrintsCollector - LaurentiusOldMasterPrints Frans Laurentius Margo van Latum - van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) - The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints.
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It is our privilege to have you as a customer. The item "Antique Map-EGYPT-AFRICA-NILE-PYRAMIDS-Homann Heirs-c. 1720" is in sale since Sunday, September 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "theprintscollectoruk" and is located in Zeeland.This item can be shipped worldwide.