Corsica Map after Captain J. Vogt
Extremely well-detailed map of Corsica, published 1735 by Homann Hires. Divided into 38 districts. Decorated with a stunning cartouche, fashioned in the jaws of a huge sea monster with fishermen and Neptune. Small compass rose near the Capo Corso. With bright old original colours.
A very clean and well preserved copy, in original colours. Two small brown spots.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1602 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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Homann Erben: Insulae Corsicae Accurata Chorographia Tradita Per I. Vogt Capit. S. C. M. et excusa Studio Homannian. Heredum / Norib.....
Old coloured map of Corse, Corsica. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann Erben in 1735.
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