Old coloured map of Liguria and Piedmont (Piemonte) by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the northwestern regions of Italy between Geneva in the northwest, via Turin to Genoa in the southeast. In the northeast of the map the Lago di Como, Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano is shown. Beautiful, skillful finished title cartouche.
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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Old coloured map of Piemonte, Piedmont, Liguria. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
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