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Homann Heirs: Insulae Corsicae

Map: MED1351
 
Cartographer: Homann Heirs
Title: Insulae Corsicae
Date: 1735
Published: Nuremberg
Width: 19 inches / 49 cm
Height: 22 inches / 56 cm
Map ref: MED1351
Description:
This beautiful map of Corsica was first published by the firm of Homann Heirs in 1735. The geography, credited to a Capt. J. Vogt in the map’s title cartouche, represents a significant step forward from the firm’s 1732 map. The island’s shape is here depicted as much less jagged, with far greater coastal detail than had previously been available.

A decorative title cartouche provides a connection to the elaborate engraved maps of the firm’s founder, Johann Baptist Homann, but the lack of other decorative features and the overall simplicity of design point to a shift in the firm’s objectives away from gaudy decoration and towards scientific accuracy.

Original hand-colour. [MED1351]