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