Original old coloured copper engraved map from Chr. Gephart by Homann Heirs published 1732 in Nuremberg. Showing the coast outline of Algeria (province Oran) on the upper part and a coastal view with sailing ships in battle scenes on the lower part.
One 5cm tear vertical on each side of centrefold within the upper part of the picture. Backed with old paper. Some paper tape from former mounting on backside. Minor soiling in margin.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1602 in Nuremberg, Germany. After a long period of Dutch domination in map publishing, the Homann publishing house became the most important map and atlas producer in Germany. He became a member of the Academy of Science in Berlin just after he published his first atlas in 1707. After his death 1724 in Nuremberg, the company was continued by his son Johann Christoph. The publishing firm was bequeathed to his heirs after his death in 1730 and was traded under the name Homann Heirs until the next century.
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Homann Erben: Topographica Repraesentatio Barbarici Portus et Urbis Munitae Oran / Wahrhaffte Abbildung der Barbarischen Vestung Oran.
Old coloured map of Oran. Printed in the year 1732.
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