|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||Homann, Johann Baptist|
|Published||[Nuremberg, c. 1714]|
|Dimensions||488 x 580 mm|
A large and highly detailed map of the lands of the Persian Empire, encompassing Turkey, Cyprus, the Black Sea Region, the Middle East, the Caspian Sea Region, and central Asia to the borders of modern day India, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. The regions of the Empire itself, covering parts of modern day Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, and surrounding regional boundaries are of original hand colour. Principle cities are picked out in red. The map also features two large decorative cartouches and a vignette of a village scene in the 'Turckestan' region, done in later hand colouring.
From Homann's Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia, Regna et Status Exactis Tabulis Geographice Demonstrans.
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.
Condition: Central vertical fold as issued.