Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: Original antique map by the Homann family, published ca. Artists and Engravers: Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder’s death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. Subject: Map :’Tabula Generalis Totius Belgii Provinciae XII Infer Germaniae… Decorative map with uncoloured cartouche surrounded by the coats of arms of Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Geldern, Holland, Zeeland, Zutphen, Flandria, Flanders, Artois, Henegouwen, Namen, Mechelen, Antwerp, Utrecht, Overijssel, Friesland and Groningen. Below Neptune and Mercurius looking at a globe showing the Pacific with Australia, China, Japan, Philippines and California as an island. Covering the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and the northern part of France. General age-related toning and some light staining. A few brown spots. The area near the middle fold with some creases from top to bottom. A few small tears in the margins of which only one is just touching the image; backed by paper. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 60 x 53 cm. The image size is ca. 56 x 48 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 23.6 x 20.9 inch. 22 x 18.9 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper. ThePrintsCollector – Laurentius Old Master Prints Peter Cornelissen, Frans Laurentius, Joost Bos Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) – The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. FIND SIMILAR ITEMS IN OUR STORE. Visit our Store: we would like to invite you to review similar items in our Store or to browse through all other items in our Store. We are confident that you will find very special unique antique maps and prints in our Store. It is our privilege to have you as a customer. The item “Antique Map-THE NETHERLANDS-HOLLAND-BELGIUM-FRANCE-LUXEMBOURG-Homann-1730″ is in sale since Tuesday, September 02, 2014. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “theprintscollector” and is located in Zeeland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1800
  • Print Type: Engraving
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