Regni Norwegiae accurata Tabula in qua Praefecturae quinque Geberalis Aggerhusiensis, Bergensis et Bahusiensis
Very attractive and detailed map, in two parts, is based on the style popularized by Frederick de Wit. The southern part of the country is the focus of the main map, while the northern part is depicted in an inset at top. There is amazing detail of the fiords and coastal islands. The large title cartouche is surrounded by mermaids, cherubs and the coat of arms.
Very good bright full original colour. Good strong impression implying an early pull from the plate.
code : M2943
Cartographer : Homann
Date : 1715 Nuremberg
Size : 50*59 cms
availability : Available
Price : £435
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