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Hennepin's mapping of the Mississippi River
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. A large and colourful map of central North America, published to illustrate the work of Father Louis Hennepin (1626-c.1705) a Franciscan who travelled through French North America wilth La Salle 1675-9, crossing the Great Lakes to the Upper Mississippi. His account of Niagara Falls (illustrated here under the title) brought them to the attention of the European public for the first time. Hennepin's portrait decorates the title cartouche. Bottom right is a vignette illustration of an Indian family, with a bison.
HOMA0042
£2750.00

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Map of the Eastern Danube
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. Map of the Danube from Belgrade to the Black Sea, with Istambul in the lower right.
HOMA0036
£350.00

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Map of Scotland with allegorical cartouches
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. Scotland in bright original colour, with allegorical cartouches for the title and scale, both in full colour..
HOMA0067
£525.00

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Map of the Austrian Province of Carinthia
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. Map of Carinthia in the Austrian Alps, with a propect of Klagenfurt and two other vignette scenes.
HOMA0066
£390.00

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Map of Marlborough's route through Belgium
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1706. A large and decorative map of Belgium during the War of the Spanish Succession. The progress of the English army under John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, through the low countries is marked by a series of towns marked in red as 'Englische Besatzung' ('occupied by the English'). Antwerp has yet to fall, dating the map to pre-1706. A vignette lower right has a prospect of Luttich / Leige.
HOMA0064
£240.00

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Map of the Environs of Paris
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. The environs of Paris, with Versailles.
HOMA0037
£225.00

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Impressive map of Frankfurt and environs
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. Famous map of the environs of Frankfurt with a prospect of the city underneath, surrounded by allegorical figures.
HOMA0014
£750.00

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Map of Holstein and Hamburg
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. The environs of Hamburg, with an allegorical title cartouche and a block of armorials.
HOMA0017
£290.00

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Map of the Environs of Hamburg
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, 1729. The environs of Hamburg, with an allegorical cartouche featuring the bombardment of a city.
HOMA0065
£225.00

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Map of Wurttemberg
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1718. South west Germany, marking Freiburg, Koblenz and Basel.
HOMA0034
£160.00

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Homann Naples
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1730. Plan of Naples with an 84-point key. Above and below are eight insets: a map of the environs and seven views, including Vesuvius.
HOMA0021
£1200.00

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Attractive map of New England
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1715. New England in bright original colour. The title cartouche depicts a European trading with the natives.
HOMA0023
£1400.00

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Map of Norway with a vignette of mining
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1729. South-east Norway, with Christiania (Oslo). The vignette filling the height of the plate is of great interest: it is a cross-section of a mountain, cut away to demonstate various mining techniques: a watermill pumps out water, which is panned in a shallow bed; another wheel with a man inside lifts ore to be carted to a furnace to be smelted; and a hand-crank lifts a miner to the surface.
HOMA0025
£680.00

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Norway map with decorative cartouche
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1740. Norway, with a decoative title cartouche featuring mer-people. An inset shows the northern reaches of the country.
HOMA0024
£490.00

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Homann Gdansk
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. A map of the environs of Gdansk, with a prospect underneath, flanked with figures representing the culture and wealth of the city.
HOMA0039
£980.00

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Map of the Caspian Sea and Jedo
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. Two maps on one sheet both reproduced from Russian intelligence: one the left is a version of the first accurate map of the Caspian Sea; on the right a map depicting the semi-mythical island of 'Jedso' as part of the Kamchatka peninsula, with a huge unnamed island to the east. The two maps are divided by a decorative strip with allegorical figures.
HOMA0019
£250.00

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Map of Catalonia with fine cartouche
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c1720. With a fine title cartouche in original colour.
HOMA0006
£450.00

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Map of Sweden with Finland
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. Sweden, with Finland, Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania.
HOMA0030
£490.00

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Map of Gothia
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1730. With a decorative title cartouche.
HOMA0035
£390.00

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