Antique Map of Silesia, Southwest Poland and a City View of Wroclaw

Productnr.: BG-12424-2

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Antique map titled 'Superioris et Inferioris ducatus Silesiae (..)'. Detailed map of Silesia by Johann Baptist Homann. Shows the Southwestern part of Poland between Frankfurt Oder in the northwest, over Krosno Odrzanskie, Glogów, Freiberg, Brzeg, Racibórz and Opava in the southeast. With a beautiful title cartouche and a great city view of Wroclaw, titled Breslaw, to the upper right.

Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach in Southern Germany. Around 1693 Homann moved to Vienna, where he lived and studied printing and copper plate engraving until 1695. In 1702 he founded a map publishing company in Nuremberg, which is recognized as one of the most important German map publishers of the eighteenth century. In the next five years, Homann produced hundreds of maps and developed a distinctive style characterized by heavy detailed engraving, elaborate allegorical cartouche work, and vivid hand colour. He published his first atlas in 1707.

Condition: Good. Beautiful coloring, minor wear and age-related toning. Blank verso, please study image carefully.

Date: c.1720

Overall size: 63 x 55 cm.