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HOMANN HEIRS - Imperii Russici et Tatariae Universae.

HOMANN HEIRS - Imperii Russici et Tatariae Universae.
Imperii Russici et Tatariae Universae. - HOMANN HEIRS
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Title : Imperii Russici et Tatariae Universae..
Map maker : HOMANN HEIRS.
Date : Nuremberg, 1739.
Size : 21.5 x 18.5 inches. / 54.5 x 47.0 cm.
Colouring : Original O/L colouring with recent additions

Description :Fine engraved map of Greater Russia, from the Baltic, across Siberia to Kamchatka, with Japan, Korea and the Greater portion of China. Very elaborate cartouche with bear, stag and hunters. Second cartouche is a trubute to Peter the Great's neice, Anna Ivanova. The map was by Johan Haas.
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 very good condition with usual age toning. Four pinholes professionally repaired with Japan paper. On fine hand-made laid paper.

ID: 92943

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