Old coloured map of the Benelux countries by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the area between the Seine estuary and the Ems. Among the provinces Flanders, Brabant, Luxembourg, Geldern and Limburg. In the center Brussels, Louvain, Maastricht and Liege. The decorative figural cartouche with the coat of arms of the provinces, Poseidon with Mercury and a globe with Southeast Asia (marked Ostindien) and the Pacific Ocean.
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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