Very detailed, old-coloured engraved map of central Germany with Rhineland-Palatinate, North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and parts of Baden-Württemberg. Shows the area between the Rhineland in the northeast to Swabia in the southwest. With a nice title cartouche to the lower left showing coat of arms of Trier, Mainz, Cologne and the Palatinate.
Minor crease along 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: S.R.I. Circulus Rhenanus sive Electorum Rheni.
Old coloured map of North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
Germany - Homann, Johann Baptist - S.R.I. Circulus Rhenanus sive Electorum Rheni