Old coloured map of Central Europe by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the Low Countries in the West, Germany in the centre and Poland in the East. Switzerland and northern Italy at the bottom. With a beautiful cartouche and a key to the lower left.
Lower margin backed. Very good condition with striking old colours. Never framed before.
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: Imperium Romano-Germanicum in suos Circulos Divisum.
Old coloured map of Central Europe. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
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