General Charte vom Konigreich Daenemark nebst dem Herzogthum Hostein nach den besten astronomischen Beobachtungen und den Special Charten von Wessel, Godiche, u.a.m. entworfen durch F.L. Gussefeld

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Homann Heirs
Published Nurnburg bey den Homan Erben 1789, Mit Kays. allergn Freyheit [Nuremberg, 1789]
Dimensions 485 x 550 mm
Notes A large and impressive late-eighteenth century map of Denmark, published by the Homann Heirs for the Maior Atlas Superiore following the cartography of Franz Ludwig Güssefeld. The map is presented in full hand colour, and principal towns and cities are picked out in red. Adjoining parts of Sweden, Germany, and Poland are outlined in hand colour. In the top right corner of the map, the title is enclosed by a vignette of maritime emblems, including a large net and anchor.

Johann Baptist Homann (20th March 1664 - 1st July 1724) was a German engraver and cartographer, and the Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI. In 1702 he opened a publishing house in Nuremberg, and his maps often make reference to his membership of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences and his imperial patronage. Upon his death, his maps passed to the Homann Heirs company and reprinted many times before the company closed in 1848.

Franz Ludwig Güssefeld (1744-1807) was a German cartographer, who drafted over 100 maps for the Homann Heirs and is widely credited with having saved the company through his contributions.

Condition: Central vertical fold, as issued. Trimmed to platemark along top and bottom margins, as issued. Minor time toning to edges of sheet. Blank on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £325.00
Stock ID 51664