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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1747Homann HeirsNurembergBelgii Universi seu Inferioris Germaniae quam XVII Provinciae Austriaco$200 Picture

An engraved map, with hand colored outlines.

Size: 19-3/4 inches X 22-1/2 inches at

Map Type: Atlas

This is a good copy with water stains and age spotting.

This map shows Belgium and the Netherlands (Holland). Part of England is also shown. The map extends into eastern Germany past the Rhine River. The decorative cartouche fills up much of the North Sea and displays the armorial shields of the Belgian Counties as well as those of the seven states of the federation including Geldern, Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Friesland, Ober Issel, and Groningen. This map was drawn by Johann Tobias Mayer for inclusion in Homann Heirs Maior Atlas Scholasticus ex Triginta Sex Generalibus et Specialibus . . .. This rare atlas was issued as a collection of of essential Homann Heirs maps.

Johann Baptist Homann was employed as a map engraver before founding his own firm in 1702. Homannís geographical, celestial, and astronomical maps were published in a variety of states throughout the 18th century, which are generally difficult to distinguish from one another. Homann, a former Dominican monk, became a famous cartographer of 18th century in Nuremburg, Germany, creating maps, celestial charts, atlases, and globes of the highest quality both in their geographic accuracy and beauty.

Homannís geographical maps were frequently republished by the Homann heirs throughout the 18th century.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 2 Page 361, Homann and heirs, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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