S. R. I. Circulus Austriacus ... le Cercle d'Autriche consistant dans l'Archiduché d'Autriche, le Duché de Stirie, de Carinthie, de Carniole, dans le Comté de Tyrol, et les Pays Autrichiens Anterieurs, dans la Souabe, avec ses confins dessiné avec justesse ...
18 x 20.5 in (45.72 x 52.07 cm)
A beautifully detailed 1747 Homann Heirs map of Austria and Bohemia ( Czech Republic). Includes parts of Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, and Hungary. The map is filled with information including fortified cities, villages, roads, bridges, forests, castles and topography. Elaborate title cartouche in the upper left quadrant features three cherubs and four armorial shields: Austria, Tyrolis, Carniolia, Carinthiaand Stiria. This map was drawn in Nuremberg by Johann Tobias Mayer for inclusion the 1752 Homann Heirs Maior Atlas Scholasticus ex Triginta Sex Generalibus et Specialibus…. Most early Homann atlases were 'made to order' or compiled of individual maps at the request of the buyer. However, this rare atlas, composed of 37 maps and charts, was issued as a 'suggested collection' of essential Homann Heirs maps.
Homann Heirs (1730 - 1848) were a map publishing house based in Nurenburg, Germany, in the middle to late 18th century. After the great mapmaker Johann Baptist Homann's (1664 - 1724) death in 1724, management of the firm passed to his son Johann Christoph Homann (1703 - 1730). J. C. Homann, perhaps realizing that he would not long survive his father, stipulated in his will that the company would be inherited by his two head managers, Johann Georg Ebersberger (1695 - 1760) and Johann Michael Franz (1700 - 1761), and that it would publish only under the name 'Homann Heirs'. This designation, in various forms (Homannsche Heirs, Heritiers de Homann, Lat Homannianos Herod, Homannschen Erben, etc..) appears on maps from about 1731 onwards. The firm continued to publish maps in ever diminishing quantities until the death of its last owner, Christoph Franz Fembo (1781 - 1848). Learn More...
Major Atlas Scholasticus Ex Triginta sex Generalibus et Specialibus Mappis Homannianis..., 1752.
Very good condition. Original centerfold. Blank on verso. Original platemark visible.
Stanford University, Map Collection, Germany 0108.