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- Antique Map, titled: 'Imperii Persici In Omnes Suas Provincias ( ).' - Map the empire of Persia. The map shows a lot of place names, rivers, etc. The map extends in the north west from the Black Sea, Georgia, Armenia over the Caspian Sea towards the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea in the south east. The right upper cartouche contains a scale with descriptive Latin text. The lower left corner shows an allegoric figurative title cartouche with Armenian Tiger and Perian Lion. Engraving / etching with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper. Description: Source unknown, to be determined.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Homann Heirs' after an anonymous artist. Made by an anonymous engraver after 'Homann Heirs'. Following the long period of Dutch domination, the Homann family became the most important map publishers in Germany in the eighteenth century, the business being founded by J.B. Homann in Nuremberg about the year 1702. Soon after publishing his first atlas in 1707 he became a member of the Berlin academy of Sciences and in 1715 he was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. After the founder's death in 1724, the firm was continued under the direction of his son until 1730 and was then bequeathed to his heirs on the condition that it trades under the name of Homann Heirs. The firm remained in being until the next century and had a wide influence on map publishing in Germany. Apart from the atlases the firm published a very large number of individual maps. The Homanns produced a Neuer Atlas in 1714, a Grosser Atlas in 1737, and an Atlas Maior with about 300 maps in 1780. They also issued a special Atlas of Germany with full sized plans of principal cities, school atlases and an Atlas of Silesia in 1750 with 20 maps. Condition: Good, given age. Some staining and light soiling in the margins. A few printing creases. Two backed worm holes, hardly visible. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-P2-04 ISCRA The overall size is ca. 24.4 x 21.1 inch. The image size is ca. 22.6 x 19.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 62 x 53.5 cm. The image size is ca. 57.5 x 48.5 cm.
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