Homann Heirs’ Environs of LondonSKU: 6479
Homann Heirs’ Environs of London
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Regionis, quae est circa Londinum […]
This map 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. Read more
Homann was appointed cartographer to the Holy Roman Emperor in 1715, and his maps were sold throughout Europe. After his 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).
Condition & Materials
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.
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