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Hand-Colored 18th Century Homann Map of the Danube, Italy, Greece, Croatia

$875

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"Fluviorum in Europa principis Danubii" is a hand colored map of the region about the Danube river created by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) in his 'Atlas Novus Terrarum', published in Nuremberg, Germany in 1728 shortly after his death. It depicts the course of the river Danube from Ingolstadt to the Black Sea, as well as the Adriatic and Aegean Seas. It extends from Bohemia in the north to Crete in the south, including Italy, Greece, Croatia and other portions of the Balkans. There is a striking decorative cartouche and a large inset map of the Upper Danube region and excellent detail of the Greek and Croatian islands, as well as the straits from the Aegean into the Black Sea. There is a central vertical fold as issued, with mild separation inferiorly, which is reinforced on the verso, as is a small vertical tear in the upper margin. The map is otherwise in very good condition. Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a mapmaker who founded a respected and prolific publishing company, which continued long after his death as Homann Heirs. Homann lived his entire life in Bavaria, particularly in Nuremberg. Initially, Johann trained to become a priest before converting to Protestantism and working as a notary. In 1702, Johann founded a publishing house that specialized in engravings. The firm flourished, becoming the leading map publisher in Germany and an important entity in the European map market. In 1715, Johann was named Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Empire by Charles VI and made a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Most importantly for his business, his reputation and contacts gained him imperial printing privileges which protected his publications and recommended him to customers.

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  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 20 in (50.8 cm)Width: 23.88 in (60.66 cm)Depth: 0.07 in (1.78 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Paper,Engraved
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1728
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 1283 1stDibs: LU5206221023452

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