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Description:This large, important & scarce hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of Asia by Franz Ludwig Gussefeld (1744 – 1807) in 1793 - dated - was published by the famous German cartography firm of The Homann Heirs.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pinkGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 24 1/4in x 20 1/2in (615mm x 520mm)Plate size: - 23 1/2in x 19 1/2in (595mm x 495mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Light soilingPlate area: - Small repair to bottom left corner & cartoucheVerso: - Bottom left repair as mentioned
Background:Franz Ludwig Gussefeld (1744 –1807) was a German cartographer noted for his highly accurate & detailed maps, most of which were published by Homannsche Erben (Homann Heirs) firm in Nuremberg, Germany in the 18th century.Gussefeld was born in Osterberg and at an early age had an interest in drawing and creating maps. His first map of the German state of Brandenburg was published in 1773 and was the first of over a 100 of his maps published by the Homann firm. The high quality of Gussefeld\\\'s work is credited with saving the Homann Heirs firm, a famous publishing house that had come under financial difficulties after the death of the founder JB Homann.Gussefeld died of pulmonary edema in Weimar in 1807. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)