Insula Creta hodie Candia in sua IV Territoria Divisa ...

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of Crete, Cyclades, Aegean Sea. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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Old coloured engraved map of Crete (Κρήτη) with the Cyclades (Κυκλάδες) in the Aegean Sea by Johann Baptist Homann. The skillful title cartouche shows Poseidon surrounded by grape vines.

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CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitleInsula Creta hodie Candia in sua IV Territoria Divisa ...
Publisher, YearJ. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720
Plate Size48.2 x 57.1 cm (19.0 x 22.5 inches)
Sheet Size53.0 x 61.5 cm (20.9 x 24.2 inches)
ReferenceZacharakis, C.G.: A Catalogue of Printed Maps of Greece, 1477-1800, No. 1641/1079

Condition

Excellent condition with striking old colours. Never framed before.

Cartographer

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 Crete, Cyclades, Aegean Sea. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.

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