This is a rare 1753 Homan Heirs chart of the Solar System. Features 23 diagrams including spheres, earth and celestial globes, planetary systems, temperature zones, and projection systems following the style of Schatz. There is a general emphasis on the astronomical work of Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. This map was drawn by Tob. 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. A fine copy of an important map.
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...
Very Good condition. Very minor centerfold discoloration. Minor crease just ot the right of original centerfold – probably a printing error. Minor water stain at the bottom of the map just to the left of the centerfold. Mostly confined to margins - see photo enlargement. Blank on verso.
Phillips, Lee Philip, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, Page 157.