Beautiful, old coloured map of Portugal by Johann Baptist Homann. With a large inset (20x20 cm) of the Portuguese colonies in Brazil. On the Atlantic Ocean the English and Portuguese fleets under Charles III. (Spanish: Carlos III), the designated counter-king of Spain. The beautiful title cartouche with Poseidon, Mermaid and cherubs. Above the Portuguese flag.
Very good 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: Portugalliae et Algarbiae ... [inset Brazil] Regnum Brasiliae in America Australi.
Old coloured map of Brazil. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1720.
Spain - Portugal - Homann, Johann Baptist - Portugalliae et Algarbiae ... [inset...