Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio Quam ex novissimis probatissimisque recentium Geographorum seriptis concinnatam multisq phaenomenis illustratam publice proponit Io. Bapt. Homann Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographus et Reg. Scientiarum Acade. Berolinensis Socius Norimbergae Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis.
|Title||Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio Quam ex novissimis probatissimisque recentium Geographorum seriptis concinnatam multisq phaenomenis illustratam publice proponit Io. Bapt. Homann Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographus et Reg. Scientiarum Acade. Berolinensis Socius Norimbergae Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis. |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/Planglobii_912_At651.html |
|Cartographer||Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724|
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||ca. 1720 |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Augsburg |
|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.|
Double hemispheric projection.
Relief shown pictorially.
Printed in cartouche along top border:
"Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio Quam ex novissimis probatissimisque recentium Geographorum seriptis concinnatam multisq phaenomenis illustratam publice proponit Io. Bapt. Homann Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographus et Reg. Scientiarum Acade. Berolinensis Socius Norimbergae Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis."
Printed in bottom border is a description of various natural phenomena including waterspouts, rainbows, earthquakes and a volcano:
"Benevole Spectator. In conspectum prodire jubemus Telluris nostre globum Geographice delineatum quem, quo magis…"
Pasted beneath bottom border in center is a color key written in German used to to distinguish the colored areas on this map by religion including Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed and Islam.
Shows western and eastern hemispheres of the world in double hemispheric projection. Of note, northwest North America is marked out with an elongated coastline and labeled as "Terra Esonis." This region includes a note stating, "Costa detecta a Dom. Joan de Gama navigante ex China in Novam Hispaniam. Shows partial outline of New Zealand and the outline of Australia is shown as "Nova Hollandia". Notes on exploration are included throughout the map, in particular, the routes of various explorers in the South Pacific including Magellan, Tasman and Dampier are displayed. Includes notes on different climate zones in the border around the double hemispheric projection. Shows wind current direction around the equator. Above and below the center map of the world are two celestial inset maps showing the sky from the northern and southern hemispheres. The maps include detailed illustrations of various constellations such as Canis Major, Sagitarius and Capricorn. Above the world map projection are two smaller diagrams to the left and right of the northern hemisphere celestial map. These diagrams show how the earth is affected by the sun and moon with respect to season. Around the entire map at the bottom are the illustrations of natural phenomenon described in the bottom border. The top illustrations show cherubim and various windheads blowing in different directions.
|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).|
Source(s):Brown University. John Carter Brown Library. Archive of Early American Images. Accessed online 13 May 2009.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Category||Historical Illustrated Scene|
Historical Illustrated Scene
|Subjects (LCSH)||World-Maps-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP078 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. Atlas 912 At651 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||48 X 54 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Foxing evident throughout. Pieces missing from bottom and top right corner. Paper glued on verso on left and right edges to repair. Darkening along left and right. Has binder's guard. Library stamp on verso with number 688003. Call number for atlas written in pencil on verso. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||Brown University, John Carter Brown Library, Archive of Early American Images. |