Statuum totius Italiae novissima repraesentatio geograhica simul exhibens insulas Siciliae Sardiniae Corsicae et Maltae conante…
by Homann, Johann Baptist.
Copper-engraved map, hand-colored, large uncolored pictorial cartouche. 48x57 cm (19x22½"). Wear along centerfold, light dampstain to lower portion of map, remnant of text page on rear near centerfold, some creasing, a couple of minor archival tape repairs, some darkening to margin edges, a couple of minor margin tears; otherwise about very good. 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 very attractive map of Italy, that includes Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica. The title cartouche features Pope Clement XI and adoring sycophants, plus a riderless horse. Van De Gohm: Antique Maps. Bagrow: History of Cartography. (Inventory #: 106344)
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