Variant of Hase’s Map of AsiaSKU: 9460
This map of the continent of Asia was 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.
This is a variant of the map, with a dedication to Christian Gottlieb Graf von Holtzendorff (1696-1755) by August Gottlob Böhme (1719-1797), set within an elaborate vignette engraved by FM Regensus and dated 1744.
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).
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving, 51 x 58.5 cm, original hand colour, one or two light creases and a few light marginal spots and stains, blank verso. Read less