Description: Morocco old map included the Canary Islands and a inset map of the Madeira Islands. Below the map two overall views of Moroccos old places and Meknes (city Mequinetz). Copperplate engraved published in hand coloring. Mapmaker: Johann Baptist Homann (20 March 1664 1 July 1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, who made many maps also of the Americas.
Homann was born in Oberkammlach near Kammlach, which is now in Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, he eventually converted to Protestantism.
In 1715 Homann was appointed Imperial Geographer of the Holy Roman Empire. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed.In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as recommendation for potential customers. In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World).
He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, in business until 1848, known as "Homann Erben", "Homannianos Heredes", "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. 16th -17th -18th-19th Century maps & atlases & prints. We sell guaranteed Absolutely Original authentic Maps and Prints.A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) will be supplied on request. 62 x 53.5 cm. 24.5 x 21 inches. 56.5 x 48.5 cm. 22.25 x 19 inches. Condition: Very good antiquarian condition. For the complete Map and Print collection see our online site.
MapandMaps Cartography of the World. Always real antique maps - Always original - Never reproductions. The item "Statuum Marocca Norum Africa old map Morocco Homann 1720" is in sale since Tuesday, November 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps". The seller is "mapandmaps" and is located in Europe EU..This item can be shipped worldwide.