c1740. · Nuremberg:
by Homann, Johann Baptist.
Engraved double page (24" x 20 1/2 "), partially hand colored, large title uncolored cartouche in upper left corner. A couple of expert tape repairs on verso, slight aging and browning, decent margins; 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 detailed and attractive map of Northern Austria, that appears to present the German and Czech border. The map contains a fairly large uncolored title cartouche in the upper left portion of the map. Van De Gohm: Antique Maps. Bagrow: History of Cartography. (Inventory #: 104146)