Jul 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2540 - Exhibition Hours

Sale 2540 - Lot 252

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 15,000
HOMANN, JOHANN BAPTIST; and HEIRS. Atlas Mapparum Geographicarum Generalium & Specialium Centum Foliis. Engraved additional allegorical title, engraved title-page, index, portrait of Homann, 38 pages, and 96 (of 100) double-page engraved maps and charts with contemporary hand-coloring. Folio, 20 1/2x13 inches, contemporary speckled calf over marbled paper-covered boards imitating tree calf, gilt spine label, light general wear; lower margin of title-page replaced with no printed loss, scattered staining, a few small competent repairs. Nuremberg: Heirs of Homann, mid-18th century

Additional Details

An attractive (nearly complete) Homann atlas with the maps variously dated, but as late as 1762. Lacking maps: 4 Europe, 82 Turkey, 84 Palestine, and 85 Persia.