URBIS ROMAE VETERIS AC MODERNAE ACCURATA DELINEATIO ...

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Johann Baptist Homann


Urbis Romae Veteris ac Modernae Accurata Delineatio ...

Copper plate engraving, c.1720.
19 x 22 5/8" (404 x 577 mm) plus margins.
Very good condition. Original hand coloring with some modern highlights.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 40314
Price: $1,650.00
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A fine map of Rome. This plan is highly detailed, showing streets, buildings, fountains, piazzas, bridges and even statues. The 14 coats of arms of the city are shown along with a key featuring place names for each of them. Two large decorative cartouches along with cherubs and architectural borders add a real decorative element to this map. 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. Maps

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