Antique Map Africa

Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae

Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae
Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae
Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae
Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae
Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae
Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae

Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae
Old maps and engravings, Genuine antiques. Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas. Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae regulas. Image 17.9x21.5 inch (46x55cm). Double page folio sized copperplate engraving with full original outline and body color. Homann's signature decorative cartouche features Europeans negotiating with an African prince. Exotic flora and fauna including lions, a jaguar, elephants, a rhinoceros, a crocodile, tropical birds and unidentifiable reptiles complete the composition. This beautiful 18th century map of Africa shows Homann's c. 1715 map, augmented by Johann Matthias Haas to include important cartographic developments to the continent after Guillaume De l'Isle and D'Anville. As is typical for maps of the 18th century. Homann focuses on the known coastal regions of the continent, leaving the interiors parts blank or marked'Terra Incognito'. Africa is divided into 13 regions and Madagascar; the earlier Homann map had only separated the continent into six regions and the island.

The Nile is reduced from its Ptolemaic southern reaches (and fictitious sources), Egypt, Nubia and Abyssinia are shown as distinct entities, Lake Nyasa is shown as'Lac Marawi' and the Congo located. However, anomalies and misconceptions abound, waiting for the 19th century forays to the African interior for correction.

The map follows the traditional multi-cultural nomenclature for the continent, most of which is still in use today. The lands south of Egypt were called'Aetheopia' by the ancient Greeks. Balad as Sudan' by Arabs, and'Negritia' by medieval Latin writers. All these terms mean'Land of the Blacks'. But according to standard 18th century usage, this map uses these terms as though they were placenames. Some even age browning, mainly in the margins. I sell original maps, often several centuries old, and they therefore will have signs of age and use. Por favor, estudie atentamente las fotos y el texto para conocer el estado del mapa antes de adquirirlo.

Se trata de un mapa original que tiene unos siglos de antigüedad, razón por la que presenta ciertas marcas de uso. En caso de que usted no elija correo certificado, el vendedor no se hará responsable si su paquete no llega bien.

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  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Type: Topographical Map
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Homann Heirs

Africa, map Homann, 1737, Africa secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae