Old coloured map of the former Duchy of Carniola (Kranjska) by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows today's Slovenia and Croatia. From Villach and Klagenfurt in the northwest and from Palmanovo over Trieste along the Croatian coast. With an inset map of the Lake Cerknica (Cerkniško jezero) and a great view of Ljubljana (Laibach). A beautiful, elaborately finished title cartouche on the lower left.
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: Tabula Ducatus Carnioliae Vindorum Marchiae et Histriae.
Old coloured map of Laibach, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Croatia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
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