Title/Content of Map: 1720 Homann Map of Denmark -- Regni Daniae in quo sunt Ducatus Holsatia et Slesvicum Insulae Danicae Provinciae Iutia Scania Blekingia Nova TabulaDate Printed: 1720 c NurnbergCartographer: J. HomannSize: 19 x 22.5 in.
This magnificent map covers all of Denmark, the northern tip of Germany and the southern tip of Sweden. The land is fully engraved with mountains, forests and cities. The title cartouche is quite elaborate with a host of livestock and the traditional woodwose standing guard over the coat of arms in the center
Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, well known for his important maps of the Americas. Although his early studies focused on religion, he soon shifted his focus to engraving and cartography and founded his own publishing house in 1702. One of the most reputable cartographers of the 18th century, he was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI in 1715. After his death, he was succeeded by the Homann heirs company.
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