Old coloured map of Austria by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the area between the Upper Rhine and Heidelberg in the northwest, large parts of Switzerland down to Milan in the southwest, Croatia in the southeast, over Vienna and Pressburg (Bratislava) to the Czech Republic with Prague in the northeast. Very detailed depiction, designated with all major cities, rivers and lakes. The beautiful, elaborately worked title cartouche in the upper left shows the coats of arms of the provinces represented (Moravia, Silesia, Bohemia, Austria, Tyrolis, Carniola, Stiria, Carinthia).
Excellent condition with striking old colours. Never framed before.
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: Germania Austriaca Complectens S.R.I. Circulum Austriacum ut et Reliquas in Germania ....
Old coloured map of Austria - Hungary. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
Austria - Hungary - Homann, Johann Baptist - Germania Austriaca Complectens S.R.I....