Old coloured, very detailed map of the Upper Palatinate in northeastern Bavaria by J. B. Homann. In the northeast to Bamberg, in the southeast to Weissenburg. With Amberg in the center. With beautiful title cartouche to the top right.
A small tear backed right to the lower centrefold. 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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Johann Baptist Homann: Palatinatus Bavariae vulgo die Obere Pfaltz.
Old coloured map of Bavaria. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
Germany - Homann, Johann Baptist - Palatinatus Bavariae vulgo die Obere Pfaltz