1743 – Homann Heirs – Europa Secundum Legitimas
Title: “Europa Secundum Legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae Regulas et Juxta Recentissimas Observationes Aeque ac Relationes…”
Decorative map of Europe with good detail throughout. It is based upon Haas’ stereographic horizontal projection, which was featured in his book on cartographic methodology. Large decorative cartouche features Europa, crowns, horse heads, putti and the figure of Fame with her trumpet. A handsome chart that extends to include Iceland, the Mediterranean, and part of Northern Africa. French title L’Europe dessinee Suivant les Regles… is in top margin.
Cartographer: Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724)
Sheet size: 63,2 x 53 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Good condition, original colors, reinforced by mounting on paper, map dated.
This is a genuine antique map published in 1743 and not a modern copy or reprint!