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Homann Heirs’ Environs of London

SKU: 6479
£650.00

Title:
Homann Heirs’ Environs of London

Date of publication:
c.1741

Printed Measurement:
50.5 x 57.5 cm

Colour:
modern

Mapmaker(s):

  • Homann Heirs
  • Regionis, quae est circa Londinum […]

    Copper engraving, 50.5 x 57.5 cm, original hand-colour with recent additions, mostly to the prospect of London and Westminster from the South Bank at the foot of the map; blank verso. The map itself follows Thomas Bowles’ ‘A New and Correct Map of Thirty Miles round London’ published c. 1740. The founder of the business, Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724), was a self-taught copper engraver who founded the leading German cartographic publishing house of the eighteenth-century. He was appointed cartographer to the Holy Roman Emperor in 1715, and his maps were sold throughout Europe. After Homann’s death his maps were published by his son, Johann Christoph, and then by the Homann Heirs (his friend Johann Michael Franz and his stepsister’s husband Johann Georg Ebersberger). Howgego, Printed Maps of London, 88