MOSELLAE FLUMINIS TABULA SPECIALIS IN QUA ARCHIEPISCOPATUS ET ELECTORATUS TREVIRENSIS….

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Johann Baptist Homann


Mosellae Fluminis Tabula Specialis in qua Archiepiscopatus et Electoratus Trevirensis….

Copper plate engraving, c.1725.
19 1/4 x 22 3/4" (488 x 575 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for several small tears in the lower portion of map. Original handcoloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 25701
Price: $200.00
Publisher : Published by J. B. Homann, Nuremberg.
This map centers on the Rhineland - Palatinate Province. Johann Baptist Homann, a German engraver and publisher who established himself and his family in Nuremberg in 1702. He published his first atlas, "Atlas Novus" in 1707, and in recognition of this achievement, he was elected to the Berlin Academy of Sciences. In 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. Homann died in 1724 and his business was continued by his family under the name Homann's Heirs into the late 18th century. Homann's map are generally finely engraved, although often in a rather heavy handed style. The normal coloring for his maps is with an attractive wash color with the cartouches uncolored. Maps

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