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Rare Linguistic Map of Asia.

Rare map of Asia identifying the prevalent languages of the Asian continent.

Includes tables identifying the characters of the Hebrew, Syrian, Arabic, Armenian, Palmyrian Iberian, and Maiabrica. Some unusual projections of the continent, including Korea as an Island and an odd T. Jesso in place of Kamchatka.

Gottfried Hensel (1687-1765) was a German linguist, working in comparative linguistics. He worked as rector in Hirschberg (Jelenia Góra), Lower Silesia. Hensel is best known for his work Synopsis Universae Philologiae.

Homann Heirs Biography

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.