Old coloured antique map of Sicily, Sardinia and Malta located in the Mediterranean Sea. To the lower left a map of Catania with Etna in the background. To the right a small map of Valletta, Malta. Decorated with several sailing ships. On top a beautiful title cartouche.
Some minor staining in white margin. Very good condition. 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: Regnorum Siciliae et Sardiniae nec non Melitae seu Maltae Insula cum Adjectis Italiae et Africae Litoribus Nova Tabula ....
Old coloured map of Malta, Sardinia, Sicily. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
Italy - Homann, Johann Baptist - Regnorum Siciliae et Sardiniae nec non...