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The Mapping of North America

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A desirable map of the environs of London adorned with a fine panorama of the city below. The title indicates that it is derived from that published separately by Thomas Bowles the previous year. George Louis Le Rouge would also publish a French derivative later, in 1745. The area covered extends to the counties of Berkshire in the west, Surrey to ‘Lederhead’ and Woking, Kent as far as Rochester, Essex to Chelmsford, and ‘High Wickham’ and ‘Ludon’ in the north west. 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 this Homann was elected to the Berlin Academy of Sciences. In 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. His successor was his son Johann Christoph Homann (1703-30) who died young. The business was continued as Homann Heirs who published this map. Provenance: Doreen Green 2005; private English collection. Heinz (1997); Howgego (1978) 88; Tooley’s Dictionary.

Regionis quae est circa Londinum, specialis repraesentatio geographica / Ausführliche Geographische Vorstellung der Gegend um London

Nuremberg, 1741
510 x 570 mm., full early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 10686
£ 650
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