Homann Heirs after Thomas Kitchin. "Regni Angliae et Principatus Cambriae Tabula nova."
Nuremburg: Homann Heirs, 1743. 22 7/8 x 20 1/2. Engraving by I. Rausch. Light original outline color. Some manuscript underlining of names. Narrow left hand margin. Overall, very good condition.
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was one of the most important German cartographers of eighteenth century, and his firm was carried on by his son Johann Christoph (1701-1730), and then the 'Homann Heirs' from 1730 until 1813. The maps issued by all the firms had the same style, with strong engraving and elaborate uncolored cartouches. This map, based on the work of English cartographer Thomas Kitchin, is a good example of their output. Throughout towns, rivers, and roads are shown with profuse detail. A wonderful title cartouche graces the upper right corner, showing a figure of Britannia sitting surrounded by trading goods, a merchant ship shown in the distance.