|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||a Tobia Majero. edentibg. Homanianis Heredibus. Norimbergae A° 1749. By the Heirs of late Mr. Homann, at Nuremberg 1749 Priviledged by Emperours Majesty.|
|Dimensions||465 x 535 mm|
Re-titled in English along top margin: A General Map of Great Britain and Ireland with Part of Holland, Flandres, France, &c. Agreable to Modern History.
A large and impressive map of the British Isles, published by the Homann Heirs for the Maior Atlas Superiore. The constituent nations of the British Isles are shaded in full wash colour, and principal cities are picked out in red. Parts of France, Belgium, and Holland are also shown, with regional borders outlined in hand colour. In the top right, an inset boxed map shows the Shetland Islands, while in the top left, a large baroque cartouche featuring the Royal Arms encloses the title. The map is credited to Tobias Mayer (1723-1762), the celebrated German mathematician, astronomer, and cartographer.
Johann Baptist Homann (20th March 1664 - 1st July 1724) was a German engraver and cartographer, and the Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. In 1702 he opened a publishing house in Nuremberg, and his maps often make reference to his membership of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences and his imperial patronage. Upon his death, his maps passed to the Homann Heirs company and reprinted many times before the company closed in 1848.
Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued. Minor time toning to edges of sheet. Small repaired tear to centre of central fold.