Old coloured engraved map of Ireland by Johann Baptist Homann. The beautiful title cartouche shows the Irish coat of arms with the Celtic harp, below a decorative mileage scale with the coat of arms of the United Kingdom and scenes of fishing and agriculture.
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: Hiberniae Regnum tam in Praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Laceniae et Momoniae quam in Minores Earundem Provincias ....
Old coloured map of Ireland. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
Ireland - Homann, Johann Baptist - Hiberniae Regnum tam in Praecipuas...