Old coloured antique map of the regions Pas-de-Calais and Picardie in the north of France by Homann Heirs. On the left the Atlantic coast from Dunkerque, Calais, Boulogne-sur-Mer to Abbeville. In the northeast Ghent and Brussels, in the south to Tergnier and Laon.
Small water stain in upper white margin. Very good condition with old colours. Never framed before.
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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