Old coloured map of the Lombardy (Lombardia) by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the northwestern regions of Italy between Lago di Como, Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano in the northwest, Milan (Milano) in the centre, Genoa in the south, Parma, Reggio Emilia and Modena in the southeast. Verona and Trento with the Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) in the northeast. 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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Johann Baptist Homann: Belli Typus In Italia vicricis Aquilae progressus In Statu Mediolanensi Et Ducatu Mantuae ... Anno 1702.
Old coloured map of Lombardia, Lombardy. Printed in Nuremberg by Johann Baptist Homann circa 1720.
Italy - Homann, Johann Baptist - Belli Typus In Italia vicricis Aquilae...