Full title : Bosphorus Thracicus Die Kanal Des Schwarten Meers oder Die Meer Enge bey Constaninopel

This is a very rare and separately issued 2 sheet map of the Bosphorus Straits.

The map covers the area from the Black Sea to Istanbul. Extends to the small towns of Belgrad and Alt Belgrad, and shows roads, farming regions, and the extensive fortifications.

Large compass rose. Scarce highly collectable separately issued map of the region, with extensive text notes.

Generally good

However ..

There is rstoration on centre fold and where the 2 sheets were joined and a small piece missing and replaced top right.. There is some old restoration on smallish tears and some light staining at top of map but generally these blemishes are in the text part of the map and the main part of map is in good condition. However this is such a rare map that the repairs do not detract.

code : M3130

Cartographer : Homann

Date : 1764 Nuremberg

Size : 51*81 cms

availability : Sold

Price : Sold

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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