Very detailed, old coloured map of Saxony. Shows the area between Halberstadt and Wernigerode in the northwest, from Magdeburg, Dessau, Wittenberg and Dresden along the Elbe to Prague in the southwest. In the north, the map extends to Berlin and Frankfurt/Oder, in the centre Leipzig. Beautiful title cartouche on the top left.
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: Circuli supe. Saxoniae pars meridionalis sive ducatus, electoratus et principatus ducum Saxoniae.
Old coloured map of Saxony. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann Erben in 1734.
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