Archiducatus Austriae Inferioris

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of Austria - Hungary. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.

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Old coloured map of Lower Austria by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the area along the Danube from Steyr and Enns, over Vienna to Hainburg and Bratislava (Pressburg). The following major cities are shown: St. Pölten, Klosterneuburg, Baden, Krems, Amstetten, Mödling, Traiskirchen, Schwechat, Stockerau, Tulln, Perchtoldsdorf, Ternitz, Korneuburg, Neunkirchen and even small towns are named. To the lower right the Neusiedler See is shown. The beautiful title cartouche shows the coat of arms of Lower Austria and several figures.


CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitleArchiducatus Austriae Inferioris
Publisher, YearJohann Baptist Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.4 x 57.5 cm (19.1 x 22.6 inches)
Sheet Size52.8 x 61.3 cm (20.8 x 24.1 inches)


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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Old coloured map of Austria - Hungary. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.

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