c1740. · Nuremberg:
by Homann, Johann Baptist.
Engraved double page (23 1/4" x 20 1/2 "), partially hand colored, large title cartouche in lower left corner. Tape repair at centerfold on verso, slight aging and browning, decent margin; very good plus with a strong impression. Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was considered the father of German mapmaking, and in 1715 was actually appointed the Geographer to the Emperor. He founded his mapmaking business in 1702, and he would produce several major atlases between 1707 and 1716. This is a handsome map of the lower Rhine region, which follows the course of the Rhine. The map features Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Heidelberg. Attractive title cartouche in the lower left corner. Van De Gohm: Antique Maps. Bagrow: History of Cartography. (Inventory #: 104145)