Homann's Heirs - Map of the world

Homann's Heirs
PlaniglobII Terrestris Mappe Monde (1746)



A Double Hemisphere world map - in the center the two hemispheres of the north and south poles. Two diagrams depict the earth as it would be seen from space. North America is still unchartered above California and Hudson Bay is open-ended in the NW corner.


Includes incomplete Australia & New Zealand and an imaginary North west coast of America, with California shown as a long Penninsula.


Homann Heirs
The famous German 18th Century mapmaking firm was founded in Nuremberg by Johan Baptist Homann in 1702. Upon his death in 1724, it passed to his son and later other heirs (Homann Heirs).



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