Old coloured engraved map of the course of the river Danube by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the Danube river from Belgrade in Serbia, along the border between Romania and Bulgaria up to the mouth in the Black Sea. Lower right the Bosporus with Istanbul (Constantinople).
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 the Danube. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
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