Full title: Li Regni di Sicilia, e Sardegna, colle adiacenti Isole di Corsica, Elba, Malta, e Liparee, o di Vulcano, non men che Parte delle Spiagge Settentrionali dell'Africa, e delle Meridionali d'Italia

Superb & sought after decorative antique chart of the southern boot of Italy in original colour.

With the islands of Corsica ( Corse ) , Sardinia ( Sardegna or Sardegna ), Sicily ( Sicilia ), Malta, Gozo and much more to the Gulf of Tunis and northern coast of Africa (Barbaria). Based on the work of Rizzi Zannoni. Dated in the top title to 1762. A highly decorative title cartouche at bottom left of this antique map contains angels carrying state coats of arms above symbols of war including a warship firing a salvo from its starboard side.

Good strong impression

Large carouche Rhum lines

Original hand colour

Very good condition

code : M5303

Cartographer : Homann

Date : 1762

Size : 50*59 cms

availability : Available

Price : £585

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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