Potentissimae Helvetiorum Reipublicae Cantones Tredecim cum Foederatis et Subjectis...

Johann Baptist Homann (*1664 - 1724)
Old coloured map of Switzerland, Swiss. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann in 1732.

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Description

Beautiful detailed map of Switzerland, showing the 13 cantons. The large title cartouche showing 13 coat of arms of the cantons and 20 coat of arms of the large cities. Second cartouche with scene of local cheese diary.

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CartographerJohann Baptist Homann
TitlePotentissimae Helvetiorum Reipublicae Cantones Tredecim cum Foederatis et Subjectis Provinciis
Publisher, YearHomann, Nuremberg, 1732
Plate Size48.0 x 56.0 cm (18.9 x 22.0 inches)
ReferenceBlumer No. 196

Condition

Some overall browning, fine condition.

Cartographer

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 Switzerland, Swiss. Printed in Nuremberg by Homann in 1732.

Switzerland - Homann, Johann Baptist - Potentissimae Helvetiorum Reipublicae...

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