Great Britain - Homann Heirs


Great Britain - Homann Heirs

Product no.: 2458
£350.00


Regnorum Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae.../ A General Map of Great Britain and Ireland... by Homann Heirs.

by Homann Heirs, Nuremberg, 1749.
 
copper engraved map with orig. old colouring. evenly toned; some waterstaining and soiling; cartouche slightly rubbed as usual; fold as issued; some add. creases;  o/w vg cond.
 
Beautifully coloured map of Great Britain and Ireland with a large decorative cartouche, with in set of the Shetland Islands.
 
The Homanns were a most prolific family of German engravers, mapmakers and  publishers. In 1730, after the death of the grandson, J.Ch. Homann, of the firm's founder Johann Baptist Homann, the company became known as Homann Heirs until its closure in c1852.

 

 
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