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Hand-Colored 18th Century Homann Map of Denmark and Islands in the Baltic Sea

$775

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An 18th century copper plate hand-colored map entitled "Insulae Danicae in Mari Balthico Sitae utpote Zeelandia, Fionia, Langelandia, Lalandia, Falstria, Fembria Mona" created by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) in his 'Atlas Novus Terrarum', published in Nuremberg, Germany in 1720. It depicts the country of Denmark, including Copenhagen, Malmö, Cronenburg and its islands located in the Baltic Sea, including Zeeland, Fionia, Langeland, Laland, Falstria and Fembria Mona. The beautiful and detailed cartouche in the lower right corner depicts ships in the strait between Sweden and Denmark, as well as two children holding up a royal coat-of-arms at the top and mermaids or gods of the sea in the water on the left. There is a central vertical fold as issued with associated mild toning adjacent toning. Minimal toning in the lower margin, but 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: 20.25 in. (51.44 cm)Width: 23.25 in. (59.06 cm)Depth: 0.07 in. (1.78 mm)
  • Materials and Techniques
    EngravedPaper
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1728
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Alamo, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: # 12861stDibs: LU5206221025212

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