Tabula Geographica sistens Territorium Liberae Sacri Romani Imperi Civitatis Svevo=Hallensis in suas Praefecturas divisum unacum finitimis Regionibus delineata a Mattheo Ferdinand Cnopf et edita cura Homannian orum Heredum a 1762 (The Territory of the Free Holy Roman Empire State Suevo=Hallensis in their Praefecturas is brought together with the neighboring regions). Each administrative ( office ) is shown in a different color. Original 1762 hand-colored copperplate engraving printed by Homann Heirs in 1762. Paper size 20.75 x 25 image 19.25 x 22.75. In very good condition with the original center fold.
Johann Baptist Heirs ( 1664- 1724 ) was a German geographer and cartographer who also made maps of the Americas.He founded his own publishing house in 1702 which eventually became known as one of the leading German map publishing firms of the eighteenth century. In 1715 Heirs was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI . He was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. In 1716 he published Grosser Atlas die ganze Welt ( Grand Atlas of all the World) which was considered his masterpiece. Homann died in Nuremberg in 1724. He was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph (1703-1730) and other heirs under the name Homann’s Erben (Homann’s Heirs).