Homann Heirs’ map of Asia, feat. Hase

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Asia secundum legitimas Projectionis Stereographicae… a I Matt. Hasio…

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Copper engraving, 49.5 x 56 cm, original hand colour, slight paper thinning at centrefold and oxidisation of green pigments, blank verso. Map of the continent of Asia prepared for the Homann firm by Johann Matthias Hase, professor of mathematics in Wittemberg, on his stereographic horizontal projection; Hase died in 1742, and many of his maps were published posthumously.

The founder of the Homann business, Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724), was a self-taught copper engraver who founded the leading German cartographic publishing house of the eighteenth-century. He was appointed cartographer to the Holy Roman Emperor in 1715, and his maps were sold throughout Europe. After Homann’s death the business was continued by his son, Johann Christoph, and then by the Homann Heirs (his friend Johann Michael Franz and his stepsister’s husband, the engraver Johann Georg Ebersberger).

Title

Homann Heirs’ map of Asia, feat. Hase

Mapmaker(s)

HASE, Johann Matthias

Publisher

Homann Heirs

Place of publication

Nuremberg

Date of publication

1744

Colour

original

Printed Area Measurements

49.5 x 56 cm