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HOMANN HEIRS - Partie Meridionale du Cercle de Haute Saxe.

HOMANN HEIRS - Partie Meridionale du Cercle de Haute Saxe.
Partie Meridionale du Cercle de Haute Saxe. - HOMANN HEIRS
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Title : Partie Meridionale du Cercle de Haute Saxe..
Map maker : HOMANN HEIRS.
Date : Nuremberg, 1748.
Size : 18.9 x 21.7 inches. / 48.0 x 55.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colouring with recent enhancements

Description :Large detailed copper engraved map of the Duchies of Saxe & Meissen in Germany. Features cities such as Prague, Leipzig, Dresden, Berlin & Wittenberg.
Johann Baptist Homann (1664 – 1724) was a Bavarian geographer and carographer. Although preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he soon turned to engraving and cartography and in 1702 he founded his own publishing house. Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece “Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt”, (Grand Atlas of all the World). After Homann died in Nuremberg he was succeeded by the Homann Heirs company and the business continued until 1848.
Condition : In good condition with usual age toning. Areas along centerfold have been reinforced and a couple of minor margin tears have been repaired professionally with old paper.

ID: 92693

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