Atlas Silesiae Id Est Ducatus Silesiae Generaliter Quatuor Mappis Nec Non Specialiter...

Homann Erben
Old coloured atlas of Silesia by Homann. With 20 engraved maps. Published in Nuremberg in 1750.

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Description

Large scale special atlas of Silesia, Polen. With 4 general map with engraved text in margin and 16 large scale detailed maps (plate size: 58 x 85 cm) with decorative cartouches. Maps mainly dated 1736, some up to 1746.

Details

CartographerHomann Erben
TitleAtlas Silesiae Id Est Ducatus Silesiae Generaliter Quatuor Mappis Nec Non Specialiter XVI Mappis Tot Principatus Repraesentantibus Geographice Exhibitus
Publisher, YearNuremberg, 1750
Size64.0 x 48.0 cm (25.2 x 18.9 inches), Imperial Folio
Collation2 leaves
Illustrations20 old coloured copper engraved maps
CoverContemporary board with gilt on spine
ReferenceLindner, Schles. Karten 44. Phillips 3046 und 8809.

Condition

Slightly browned and some staining. The last maps with small worm holes in margin. Overall excellent condition.

Cartographer

Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1602 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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Homann Erben: Atlas Silesiae Id Est Ducatus Silesiae Generaliter Quatuor Mappis Nec Non Specialiter XVI Mappis Tot Principatus....
Old coloured atlas of Silesia by Homann. With 20 engraved maps. Published in Nuremberg in 1750.

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