Tabula Ducatus Carnioliae Vindorum Marchiae et Histriae

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of Laibach, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Croatia. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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Description

Old coloured engraved map of the former Duchy of Carniola (Kranjska) by J.B. Homann. Shows today's Slovenia and Croatia. With an inset map of the Lake Cerknica (Cerkniško jezero) and a great view of Ljubljana (Laibach). Decorated with a nice title cartouche.

Details

CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitleTabula Ducatus Carnioliae Vindorum Marchiae et Histriae
Publisher, YearJ. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.2 x 57.5 cm (19.0 x 22.6 inches)
Sheet Size52.3 x 59.9 cm (20.6 x 23.6 inches)
ReferenceSandler, C.: Johann Baptista Homann, Die Homännischen Erben, Matthäus Seutter und Ihre Landkarten, p. 61, No. 159.

Condition

Some staining around the centrefold, a tear to the lower right backed.

Cartographer

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 Laibach, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Croatia. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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