Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi Viri Pauli Lucae Franci desumta ac novissime repraesentata a Iohanne Baptista Homann S.C.M. Geographo Norimbergae
|Title||Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi Viri Pauli Lucae Franci desumta ac novissime repraesentata a Iohanne Baptista Homann S.C.M. Geographo Norimbergae |
|Alternative Title||Das Heutige Aegypten aus der Reyssbeschreibung des beruhmten Hn. Paul Lucas gezoge[n] , und mit folgen Denckwurdigkeiten herausgegeben von Iohann Bapt. Homann Keyseri. Geogr. in Nurnbg. |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G8300_1720_H6.html |
|Cartographer||Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724|
|Engraver||Homann, Johann Christoph, 1703-1730|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1720? |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany -- Nuremberg |
|Original Source||Seutter, Matthaeus. "Atlantis Geographicus Maior, " [Grosser Atlas]. Pts. 1 and 2. Nuremberg: Homann Erben, 1734-1781? |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown by hachures.
Printed at top outside border:
"Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi Viri Pauli Lucae Franci desumta ac novissime repraesentata a Iohanne Baptista Homann S.C.M. Geographo Norimbergae."
Printed at top within border:
"Iohannes Christophorus I. B. Homanni Filius delineavit. Cum Privilegio. Sa. Caes. Majestatis."
Printed on left above illustrated scenes in lower left is title in German:
"Das Heutige Aegypten aus der Reyssbeschreibung des beruhmten Hn. Paul Lucas gezoge[n] , und mit folgen Denckwurdigkeiten herausgegeben von Iohann Bapt. Homann Keyseri. Geogr. in Nurnbg."
Printed on left above two illustrated scenes of the is an explanatory key to items in the illustrations on the lower left:
"A. The Wasserfalle des Nil=Stroms von Mitternacht anzusehen. B. Die annoch stehende uhr alte Pyramiden. C. Antique Gefasse D. Unterirdische Grufften der Mumien oder balsamirt unverswesen geblibee Leibern der alten Aegypter. E. Cairische Brut OFen, aus welchen unzahlich vite Huner gehockt, und sehr wolfeil verkaufft zu mwerde plegen."
Printed above illustration of several ancient furnaces:
"Nova Furnorum preceni Miraculorum Aegypti Series."
Printed below illustration of ancient furnaces:
"Barbara pyramidum sileat miracula Memphis Nil Mundo stolidus profuit ille labor; Ille nihil vivis, nil profuit ille sepultis. Ars nova, qua furnus parturit, apta placet Ovorum sobolem magnae miracula Cairi, Unum prae cunctis fama loquator opus."
Written in ink and in pencil in upper left corner:
Depicts Egypt divided into its traditional three parts, Upper, Middle and Lower or Inferior, Media and Superior. Each region is also called by a title: "Bahri Aegyptus, " Vostani Aegyptus, " and "Said Aegyptus." Shows two lakes in middle Egypt, Moeris Lake now known as Birket Qarun, and "Gara" Lake. Shows the Nile River including its Delta at the Mediterranean Sea and its Cataracts in Lower Egypt. The Dead Sea is included as well as part of the "Barcae Regni" in the west, Nubia in the south, and "Arabiae Petreae, " and the Gaza Strip in the east. Shows major cities and fertile areas. Illustrations from Egypt in the lower left include the Nile Cataracts, Pyramids, the Sphinx, and a scene with a mummy's casket and an embalming jar.
Scale: 1:2, 300, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was born in Kammlach. He was an engraver and mapseller. In 1702, he founded his own publishing house in Nuremberg. The maps and atlases published under his name became some of the most influential in the eighteenth century (Moreland and Bannister, 84). About 1707, he became a member of the Prussian royal Academy of Science. In 1715, he was appointed geographer to Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire. He worked as an engraver for Funek, Jacob von Sandrart and Scherer. His works include Atlas (1704), Neuer Atlas (1707), Grosser Atlas (1716) and Atlas Methodicus (1719). After his death, his son, Johann Christoph, took over the business and continued to run the publishing house. Following J. C.'s death, his heirs continued to run the publishing house as Homann Heirs, which lasted for nearly a century after its founding. Later works from the Homann Heirs include Grosser Atlas (1731, 1737), Kleiner Atlas, Poppelmayer's Star Atlas (1742), Geographia Maior (1759) and Atlas Hommanianus (1762). (Tooley, 308).|
Northwestern University Libraries. Catalog Record. Accessed 13 April 2009.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
|Subjects (LCSH)||Egypt--Maps--Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP051 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. 912 At651 [stored separately from box of other leaves] (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||56 x 47 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Some pencil marks on right border. Has binder's guard. Taped into white matte frame. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 400 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 300 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||National Library of Finland, http://hdl.handle.net/10024/31793. Princeton University Library. National Library of Israel. Northwestern University Library. |