S.R.I. Circulus Rhenanus Superior

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of Hesse. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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Very detailed, old-coloured engraved map of Hesse. Shows the area between the Rhine with Mainz to the lower left up to Mühlhausen in the northeast. With a beautiful title cartouche at the top left surrounded by 21 coats of arms, including Kassel, Frankfurt, Wetzlar, Hanau, Wiesbaden, Fulda and Waldeck.


CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitleS.R.I. Circulus Rhenanus Superior
Publisher, YearJ. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size49.5 x 58.2 cm (19.5 x 22.9 inches)
Sheet Size53.0 x 62.6 cm (20.9 x 24.6 inches)


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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Old coloured map of Hesse. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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