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A very attractive plan of London with a prospect of the city from the south bank of the River Thames. Southwark is shown in the foreground with a dominent London Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral. There are extensive keys for both the plan and panorama. The plan extends from Islington in the north to Limehouse in the east with Lambeth in the south and Marylebone in the west. The upper corners bear vignettes of the Palace of Whitehall and the London Stock Exchange. The famous German firm of cartographic publishers was founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) in 1702 in Nuremberg. In 1707 he published the “Neuer Atlas” whose success continued for many years. In recognition of his success Homann was elected to the Berlin Academy of Sciences. In 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. This is the earliest of Homann’s works relating to London. Darlington & Howgego 48.
HOMANN, Johann Baptist

Accurater Prospect und Grundris der Königl: Gros-Britañisch: Haupt und Residenz Stadt London ...

Nuremberg, c.1702
500 x 590 mm., early wash colour with additions to the views, lower centrefold split just in to the image, repaired, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 7114


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