Tabula Geographica Campaniæ (Champagne region in France).
by Homann, Johann Baptist.
Copper-engraved map, hand-colored, with colored pictorial cartouche & two small city views. 57x48.7 cm (22½x19¼"). Some soiling mainly in margins, pencil inscription in top margin; otherwise very good plus, a bright 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. Striking map of the Champagne region in France, with the towns of Compiegne, Menziere and Reims in the north to Sens, Troyes and Langres in the south. There are two town views, of Troyes and Reims, along with a decorative cartouche featuring two satyrs imbibing in champagne. Van De Gohm: Antique Maps. Bagrow: History of Cartography (Inventory #: 106352)
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