Homann Heirs. "Magna Britannia complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hyberniae Regn. in suas Prov. Et Comitat. divisa." [with a second title in English] "A General Map of Great Britain and Ireland with Part of Holland, Flanders, France & Agreable to Modern History."
Nuremburg: 1729. 19 x 22 1/2 neatlines plus margins. Engraving (hand colored). One hole in the channel. Ink spot in North Sea. Else fine and clean. Inset of the Orkney Islands in upper right corner.
John Baptiste Homann, who founded the great Homann firm of mapmakers died in 1724, and a number of heirs and successors in the business rushed to replace him. From Nuremberg this family published maps as late as 1813. This area shown here was mapped often with the title cartouche decorated with heraldry and symbols of the lands belonging to Great Britain. The etched lines of the title cartouche are very light due to their delicate nature while the main map using line engraving has full and strong detail. This map would have had a strong appeal by the English audience for this German product. A fine example.