HOMANN HEIRS, Charte von Asien, 1793.
Charte von Asien
Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1793
Copperplate engraving with original hand color
Paper size: 23" x 25"
Detailed map of Asia from Homann's "Maior Atlas".
Homann's prolific map and atlas production made an invaluable contribution to German regional cartography and had a profound impact on European map publishing in the eighteenth century. Founded in the year 1702, Homann's printing house became so successful that it was credited with the revival of the German printing industry, after what had been a long period of domination by the Dutch. Homann became a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1707, and in 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. By the time of his death in the year 1724, Homann had published more than 200 maps for his atlases. Under the direction of his son and son-in-law the firm would thrive well into the next century. Phillips 4195