Johann Baptist Homann; c1663-1724.
Johann Christoph Homann, son; 1703-1730.
Johann Michael Franz; 1700-1761.
Johann Matthias Hase;1684-c1742. Aka Hasius.
Johann Georg Ebersperger; 1695-1760.
Homann established his map publishing business in Nuremberg
He printed loose maps, but specialized in the production of
He developped a style of large and detailed maps, with complex
and ornate cartouches.
He often borrowed from known cartographers (such as Delisle,
d'Anville and Chassereau), often giving proper credit to the
His first atlas earned him in 1707 a membership at the Berlin
Academy of Sciences. He was soon nominated Geographer to the
His son took over the business in 1724, which he then bequeathed
to his heirs, under the express condition of operating under
the mane of "Homann Heirs". The firm continued to
turn in atlases into the next century.
Of note: the 1702 "Atlas Novus Terrarum" re-edited till 1753,
Neuer Atlas, Grosser Atlas, and in 1747 the "Homannisher Atlas"
re-issued till 1780, etc.
Typus Geographicus Chili Parguay Freti Magellanici &c.
ex PP. Alfonso d'Ovalle & Nicol. Techo ... a Guiliel. de l'Islio.
This large map (22 3/8" X 19") is directly derived from
a 1695 work by de l'Isle (see credits in the cartouche, to
the explorers and the initial map maker).
The present item was prepared in 1733.
It had two inset versions: one with the Straight of Magellan,
one with the city plan of Santiago.
It shows the colonial administrative map of present days:
south Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, South Peru, Chile
Notice that the urbanization density is quite low, except
- all the missions along the Parana and Uruguay Rivers,
- the mining area of Potosi/La Plata/Arica,
- and a few main cities: Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio (Rio
is given its full name of: S Sebastien (São Sebastião do Rio
The ornate cartouche shows volcanoes, feathered Indian heads,
a seal, gold panning workers,.
The inset depicts an amazingly large and well organized city:
Santiago del Chile.
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