Homann Heirs

1744

Carte de l'Asie

Asia Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae

DESCRIPTION: Decorative antique map of Asia dated to 1744. Coverage include Egypt, Saudia Arabia, the Persian Gulf, India, China, Borneo, New Guinea, Siberia, and Japan, and the North Pole. Bottom left of this antique map contains a title cartouche with a large lizard, natives, and subtropical fauna.

Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.

CREATOR: Homann Heirs

PUBLICATION DATE: 1744

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: China

BODY OF WATER: Pacific Ocean

CONDITION: Fair.  On chain-laid paper with watermark and wide margins. Remains of binders stub on the verso. Light fold at extreme bottom right corner. Small loss of image at mid-point of centerfold. Repaired 2" separation at bottom fold not noticeable.

COLORING: Old hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 22 " x 19 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 59

PRICE: $355


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