SOLD Magna Britannia complectens Angliae, Scotia, et Hibernia.
- Date: c.1730.
- Condition: B
- Colour: Original colour.
- Size: 22.5 x 19 inches.
Large map of the British Isles by Johannes Baptiste Homann, one of Europes premier mapmakers of the 18th century.
The map has a spectacular large format cartouche that includes a coat of arms and portait of King George, an allegorical representation of Britain, the unicorn and lion and other figures.
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724), his son, Christoph (1703-30), and heirs are acknowledged to be the most important German map publishing firm of the 18th century. The firm was founded in Nurnberg about 1702. Upon Johann's death, the firm was continued by his son, Christoph until 1730 when the firm passed to the heirs on the condition that they publish under the name "Homann Heirs".
The map is very presentable although it has had some restoration to the border in the lower left corner and also to the margins that have been professionally replaced.