Old coloured map of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia by by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the area between Hamburg, Cologne, Oldenburg and Hanover. Centred around Münster and Osnabrück. Beautiful title cartouche top left.
Lower left margin browned and backed with Japan.
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: Circuli Westphaliae in Omnes suos Status et Provincias.
Old coloured map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
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