Persian Empire - Homann

Persian Empire - Homann

Product no.: 1665

Nuremberg c1720

orig. col. copper engr. map; 49 x 59 cm; nice strong impression, exc. cond.

A map of the Persian Empire with a very large cartouche surrounded by Persian nobles and lion and tiger, and with one other vignette. This is the earlier issue without privilege.

Homann was a self-taught engraver from Swabia, Germany, who worked for Funck, von Sandrat et al before he started his own business in 1702, publishing and compiling his own atlases. In 1715, he became geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. After his death in 1724, he was succeeded by his son, Johann Christoph (1703 - 1730).

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