Nr. 862: A General Map of Great Britain..

Rare late state

(At head:) “A General Map of Great Britain and Ireland with Part of Holland, Flandres, France &c. Agreable to Modern History”. “By the Heirs of late Mr. Homann, at Nuremberg. Privilegded by Emperours Majesty”. (And at foot:) “Charte von Engelland, Scotland und Ireland, verbessert herausgegeben Anno 1806”. Inside map at upper left a cartouche with simple oval frame is inserted containing an additional Latin title: “Regnorum Magnae Britan(n)iae et Hiberniae Mappa Geographica.. correcta et ad formam legitimae projectionis reducta a Tobia Majero. Impensis Homan(n). Heredum. Cum Privil. S. Caes. Majest.”. The British Isles with part of the Netherlands and an inset “Insulae Schetlandicae”. Engraved map in original wash and outline colour by Tobias Mayer. (PM) 51 x 56 cm.

A rare later state of Shirley’s Homann 6, reissued with improvements in 1806. – Good impression, the original colour well preserved. Wide uncut margins with slight soiling and browning, few more negligible imperfections in margins. Trifle creasing. A not uncommon map in a rare state.
€ 450

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