Fine example of the Homann Heir map of Korea, Japan, Manchuria and easternmost Russia, published in Nuremberg.
The map is the eastern sheet of a pair of maps published by the Homann Heirs showing China, Korea, Tartaria, Japan, etc.
The Kingdom of Korea is treated in fine detail, among the best larger format treatments of the region in the first part of the 18th Century.
The map was issued during the Joseon Dynasat, during the early years of the reign of King Yeongjo (1724-1776).
Homann Heirs was a German publishing firm that enjoyed a major place in the European map market throughout the eighteenth century. Founded in 1702 by Johann Baptist Homann, the business passed to his son, Christoph, upon Johann’s death in 1724. Christoph died in 1730, aged only 27, and the firm was inherited by subsequent Homann heirs. This altered the name of the company, which was known as Homann Erben, or Homann heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.