MAGNAE BRITANNIAE PARS MERIDIONALIS IN QUA REGNUM ANGLIAE

£295

Attractive map of England & Wales by Homann but based on the geography of N. Visscher as credited in cartouche.

The cartouche is decorated with the heraldic shield, unicorn putti, woman playing the harp etc. There is a reference to the anglo saxon kingdoms and the map is colour coordinated to highlight these regions.

The cartouche at the bottom of map shows the monarch presing over one of the houses of Parliament.

Slight and pleasant age toning; map cropped close to top left but not affecting printed surface.

Generally very good condition.

code : M2999

Cartographer : Homann

Date : 1720c Nuremburg

Size : 48.5*57 cms

availability : Available

Price : £295

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The Family HOMANN

Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) started his career in Amsterdam as an apprentice with the Danckerts family before returning to Nuremberg to establish himself in business in 1702. The firm quickly became the principal geographical publishers in Germany and in 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor and he was also a member of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences. His publications included the “Neuer Atlas Ueber Die Gantze Welt ...” in 1707-. The “Grosser Atlas ...” of 1716- and the “Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperioa” in c.1720, as well as many others. Johann died in 1724 and was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph who died in 1730. After his death the firm took the name Homann’s Heirs and continued thereafter until 1813. Publications with the Homann’s Heirs’ imprint included the “Grosser Atlas” in 1731, Doppelmays’r “Atlas Coelestis ...” in 1742 and the “Atlas Geographicus Maior ...” in 1753-, amongst others. Throughout this entire period the firm were the leading map publishers in Germany, employing a number of very important cartographers