Detailed attractive map of the southern portion of South America, including a large plan of the City of Santiago in Chile, from an early Homann Heirs atlas.
The map is extensively annotated and is illustrative of the fabulous detail and strong engraving quality of early 18th Century German cartographic publishers.
A rich decorative cartouche completes the map.
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.