Original old coloured map of the Low Countries by JB Homann. With large inset maps of the Northeastern US from the Chesapeake to Massachusetts and Southeast Asia and additional vignette views of New Amsterdam (New York) and Batavia (Jakarta). A very detailed map of the Low Countries, celebrating the Dutch Colonial controls over the northeastern US with New York and Southeast Asia. Decorated with a large allegorical cartouche. The only map of Homann with a city view of New York.
Slightly wrinkled around centrefold, some soiling and browning mainly in margin, centrefold backed on left side.
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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