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HOMANN, Johann Baptist - SCANDINAVIA complectens SUECIAE, DANIAE, & NORVEGIAE, REGNA. ex Tabula Joh. Baptista Homann.
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SCANDINAVIA complectens SUECIAE, DANIAE, & NORVEGIAE, REGNA. ex Tabula Joh. Baptista Homann. - HOMANN, Johann Baptist
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Title : SCANDINAVIA complectens SUECIAE, DANIAE, & NORVEGIAE, REGNA. ex Tabula Joh. Baptista Homann. .
Map maker : HOMANN, Johann Baptist .
Date : Nurnberg, c.1720.
Size : 19.1 x 22.4 inches. / 48.5 x 57.0 cm.
Colouring : Full original body color; cartouche later color
Description :A large, detailed map showing all of Scandinavia, including the Baltic region and parts of Russia. An attractive title cartouche decorates the upper left corner of the map.
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724), his son, Christoph (1703-30), and heirs are acknowledged to be the most important German map publishing firm of the 18th century. The firm was founded in Nurnberg about 1702. Upon Johann's death, the firm was continued by his son, Christoph until 1730 when the firm passed to the heirs on the condition that they publish under the name "Homann Heirs". (Moreland and Bannister, p. 84-85).
This map may have been engraved before 1715 when Homann was appointed Geographer to the King. The map does not have the "cum privilegio" (with privilege; i.e. copyright authority given by the Emperor) as part of the title, signifying this map is from an early edition.
Moreland and Bannister, Antique Maps: A Collector's Guide.
Condition : Very Good Condition with some centerfold thinness, reinforced on verso and only showing from verso.
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