Homann Heirs' Map of ScandinaviaSKU: 9178
Homann Heirs' Map of Scandinavia
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50.5 x 57.5 cm
Scandinavia complectens Sveciae, Daniae et Norvegiae Regna ex novissimis subsidiis delineata et ad Leges Projectionis Stereographicae legitimae reducta ab Augusto Gottlob Boehmio
Copper engraving, 50.5 x 57.5 cm, original hand colour, one or two marginal nicks and tears, blank verso. This map of Scandinavia was prepared for the Homann firm by August Gottlob Boehme (1719-1797).
The founder of the Homann 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 the business was continued by his son, Johann Christoph, and then by the Homann Heirs (his friend Johann Michael Franz and his stepsister's husband, the engraver Johann Georg Ebersberger).