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Long title: Copper engraving with original and later hand colouring. Homann's map of Belgium and Luxembourg is coloured by provinces. Includes 10 coats of arms (Brabant, Limburg, Luxembourg, Geldern, Flandern, Artois, Hennegau, Namur, Mechlan, Antwerpen). Overall sheet size: 58.7cms x 50.1cms ; image size: 553mm x 48.7cms. Two minute pinpricks when held up to the light around Prele and one edge tear repair top margin else very good condition.
Homann Heirs was a German publishing firm that played a major role in the European map market throughout the eighteenth century. Founded in 1702 by Johann Baptist Homann, the business passed to his son, Christoph, upon Johann’s death in 1724. Christoph died in 1730, aged only 27, and the firm was inherited by subsequent Homann heirs. This altered the name of the company, which was known as Homann Erben, or Homann heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.