Old coloured engraved map of the Peloponnese (Morea, Pelopónnisos), a large peninsula in southern Greece by Johann Baptist Homann. The skillful title cartouche shows the Lion of Saint Mark with sword in the fight against the Turks. In the background the St Mark's Campanile (Campanile San Marco) is shown. At the time of the printing of the map, Morea was still a maritime possession of the Republic of Venice (Stato da Màr) and was taken back in 1715 by the Ottoman army.
Excellent 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: Peloponesus hodie Moreae Regnum in Omnes suas Provincias Veteres et Hodiernas Accurate Divisum.
Old coloured map of the Peloponnese. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
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