Old coloured antique map of Moravia (Morava) by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the southeastern part of the Czech Republic between Pelhřimov (Pilgrams) in the northwest, Racibórz (Ratibor) in the northeast and Kłodzko (Glatz) in the north. With Brno (Brünn) and Olomouc (Olmütz) in the center. A beautiful title cartouche in the upper left and a mileage scale in the lower left.
Minor water stain in upper white margin. Very good condition.
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 Moravia. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
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