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c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann
  • c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann
  • c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann
  • c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann
  • c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann
  • c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann
  • c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann

c1729 Magna Britannia Map of British isles by Homann

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£400.00


Product Description

A fine c1729 decorative copper plate engraved map of Great Britain, Ireland and part of the Netherlands. The map is partially hand coloured.

The title is: MAGNA BRITANNIA completens ANGLIAE, SCOTIAE et HYBERNIAE Regn. In suas Prov. Et Comitat. Divisa et ex mappis Londinensibus designate per Hommanum A. 1729. . It is set within a spectacular large format cartouche, coat of arms of the different kingdoms and other embellishments. There is also a large inset of the Orkneys and Shetlands. The map was produced by Johann Baptist Homann. Condition of the map is good as it has been mounted, framed and glazed.

Johann Baptist Homann (1664 – 1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, who also made maps of the Americas. Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.

Size image: 56.5 x 48 cm (22 ¼ x 18 7/8 inches)
Size frame: 73 x 65.5 x 2 cm (28½ x 25 ¾ x ¾ inches)
Weight: 4kg

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