|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||Homann, Johann Baptist|
|Published||Nuremberg [c. 1737]|
|Dimensions||485 x 565 mm|
A decorative and detailed map of the Arabian peninsular, depicting Turkish rule in the area from Northern Africa and Southern Europe to Arabia, including Greece, Turkey, the Holy Land and Persia. Title at bottom left inside stone slab and surrounded by figures of the eastern and western worlds.
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: Pressed vertical centre fold, as issued. Water stain centre top and toning along centre fold.