Old coloured, highly detailed map of Middle Franconia and Lower Bavaria. Covering the area between Scheinfurt in the northwest and Passau in the southeast. With Bamberg, Erlangen, Nuremberg, Neumarkt, Donauwörth, Ingolstadt, Regensburg and Straubing. To the upper right an inset map of Fossa Carolina (or Karlsgraben), a historical connection between the Swabian Rezat and Altmühl and therefore between the river systems of the Rhine and the Danube.
Minor tears mainly in margin backed. Very good condition.
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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Old coloured map of Lower Bavaria, Middle Franconia, Bavaria. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann Erben in 1733.
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