After Franz Ludwig Güssefeld. "Charte von Asien ..."
Nuremberg: Homann Heirs 1793. 18 3/4 x 22 1/2. Engraving. Original hand outline color. Very good condition.
Güssefeld (1744 – 1807) was a German cartographer who had issued an early map of the United States for the Homann Heirs firm in 1784. Born in Osterburg, he had an interest in drawing maps from an early age.In 1773, the Homann Heirs published the first of over 100 of his maps, the high quality of which helped to turn around the declining prestige of the famous firm. Later in his life, Güssefeld’s maps were also published in Weimar by the Geographische Instituts.