Ducatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum Vicinis Insulis

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.

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Description

Beautiful, old coloured map of the Baltic region by Johann Baptist Homann. With Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the east coast of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Finland in the north. Very detailed with all major cities and rivers. With a beautiful, skillful finished title cartouche to the upper left, as well as a cartouche with a mileage scale to the lower right.

Details

CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitleDucatuum Livoniae et Curlandiae cum Vicinis Insulis
Publisher, YearJohann Baptist Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.5 x 58.0 cm (19.1 x 22.8 inches)
Sheet Size53.0 x 62.0 cm (20.9 x 24.4 inches)

Condition

Minor staining in margin. Excellent condition with striking old colours. Never framed before.

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 Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.

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