Original Antique Maps and Prints. Description: Source unknown, to be determined. Artists and Engravers: Made by’Homann Heirs’ after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after’Homann Heirs’. 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: Antique Map, titled:’Tabula Aquitaniae complectens Gubernationem Guiennae et Vasconiae. Map of southwestern France, fully engraved with mountains, forests, roads and cities. Decorative borders surround the three insets: fortification plans of Bayonne and Blaye, and a fine vignette bird’s-eye view of the city of Bordeaux. The map carries good detail of the Pyrenees and a highly detailed depiction of the Canal du Midi, here labeled the Canal Royal. This fantastic undertaking connected the Atlantic (via the Garonne River) with the Mediterranean in one of the most incredible engineering feats of the 17th century. It was opened in 1681 after fourteen years of construction under the direction of Pierre Paul Riquet. The map is further embellished with a large, allegorical title cartouche. Condition: Good, given age. Damp stained at the top, partly in image. Bottom margin with damp stains. Light staining and soiling in the margins. Some crinkles and creases. A few small spots. Original middle fold as issued. Please study scan carefully. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 63.5 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 57.8 x 48.3 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 25 x 21.1 inch. 22.8 x 19 inch. Medium: Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. ThePrintsCollector – Laurentius Old Master Prints Frans Laurentius, Peter Cornelissen 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. Combined orders are possible! The item “Antique Map-FRANCE-AQUITAINE-BORDEAUX-BAYONNE-BLAY-Homann Heirs-c. 1730″ is in sale since Friday, June 28, 2019. 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.
  • Subject: Topographical
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1800
  • Print Type: Engraving
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
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