Hand coloured copper engraving by J.B. Homann, showing Persia between Astrakhan, Kabul, Arabic Sea and Cyprus.
Some soiling and waterstains. Backed in lower left corner, two small holes in lower engraved margin, stronger soiling on reverse side.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1702 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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Johann Baptist Homann: Imperii Persici In Omnes Suas Provincias.
Old coloured map of Persia. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann circa 1720.
Middle East - Homann, Johann Baptist - Imperii Persici In Omnes Suas Provincias