A beautifully detailed c. 1730 J. B. Homann map of Belgium and Luxembourg. Depicts Belgium and Luxembourg as well as parts of Holland, France and Germany. The map notes fortified cities, villages, roads, bridges, forests, castles and topography. The title cartouche in the upper left quadrant features the 10 heraldic crests of the nations depicted. Alternative title in French in upper margin. This map was drawn in Nuremberg by Tobias Maier and included in the c. 1752 Homann Heirs Maior Atlas Scholasticus ex Triginta Sex Generalibus et Specialibus…. .
Homann Heirs (1730 - 1848) were a map publishing house based in Nurenburg, Germany, in the middle to late 18th century. After the great mapmaker Johann Baptist Homann's (1664 - 1724) death in 1724, management of the firm passed to his son Johann Christoph Homann (1703 - 1730). J. C. Homann, perhaps realizing that he would not long survive his father, stipulated in his will that the company would be inherited by his two head managers, Johann Georg Ebersberger (1695 - 1760) and Johann Michael Franz (1700 - 1761), and that it would publish only under the name 'Homann Heirs'. This designation, in various forms (Homannsche Heirs, Heritiers de Homann, Lat Homannianos Herod, Homannschen Erben, etc..) appears on maps from about 1731 onwards. The firm continued to publish maps in ever diminishing quantities until the death of its last owner, Christoph Franz Fembo (1781 - 1848). Learn More...
Major Atlas Scholasticus Ex Triginta sex Generalibus et Specialibus Mappis Homannianis..., c. 1752.
Very good condition. Nice dark impression. Original centerfold.