Old coloured antique map of the duchy of Brabant by Johann Baptist Homann. Showing the northern part of Belgium and the southern part of the Netherlands. With Antwerp, Breda, Bruxelles, Eindhoven, Hertogenbosch, Leuven and Mechelen. With a beautiful title cartouche to the lower right.
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: Ducatus Brabantiae Nova Tabula.
Old coloured map of Brabant. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
Belgium - Homann, Johann Baptist - Ducatus Brabantiae Nova Tabula