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Superb mid-19th century map of the island of Sardinia.

Place/Date: Nuremberg / 1744
$550.
Title: Sardiniae regnum et Insula…
Dimensions
56.5 x 48.0 cm (22.2 x 18.9 in)
Identifier
NL-00250
Coloring
Old color
Condition Rating
VG+

Description

Johann Baptist Homann’s detailed map of Sardinia with large decorative cartouche and inset plan of Porto Vecchio (Cagliari).

Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a German engraver and publisher, who established himself and his family as perhaps the most famous German map publishers. Following his death in 1724, the business continued under the name Homann Heirs.

Cartographer(s)

Homann Heirs

Johann Baptist Homann (20 March 1664 – 1 July 1724) was a German geographer and cartographer. Homann died in Nuremberg in 1724. He was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph (1703-1730). The company carried on upon his death as Homann heirs company, managed by Johann Michael Franz and Johann Georg Ebersberger. After subsequent changes in management the company folded in 1852.

Condition Description

Good impression. Wide margins. Very minor age toning.

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