Old coloured antique map of Switzerland by Johann Baptist Homann. The large title cartouche shows 13 coat of arms of the cantons and 20 coat of arms of large cities. Bottom left a scene of a local cheese diary.
Two small brown spots left of the centrefold. Very good condition.
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: Potentissimae Helvetiorum Reipublicae Cantones Tredecim cum Foederatis et Subjectis Provinciis.
Old coloured map of Switzerland. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann circa 1720.
Switzerland - Homann, Johann Baptist - Potentissimae Helvetiorum Reipublicae...