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The Kingdoms of Morocco with prospects of the Imperial cities of Marrakesh & Meknes.

Homann, Johann Baptist Morocco. the kingdoms of Fes, Morocco, Tafilalet and Sijilmasa . "STATUUM MAROCCA NORUM. REGNORUM NEMPE FESSANI, MAROCCANI, TAFILETANI ET SEGELOMESSANI secundum suas provincias accurate divisorum..." Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist 1728
Copper engraved map of Moroccoc by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas" . Original colour, verso blank.
The map shows the ancient Kingdoms of Fes, Morocco, Tafilalet and Sijilmasa, with two views below of the imperial cities of Marrakesh and Meknes.
The Canary Islands are shown and also a small inset map of the Madeira Arhipelago
Decorative title cartouche with merchants and wild animals including a magnificent lion and strange serpent; with a vignette [somewhat faded ] of a sea battle off Tangier
the two views include keys to the important edifices of the cities

Meknes / Mequinetz was the capital of Morocco under the reign of Moulay Ismail (1672–1727), before it was relocated to Marrakech. Fair impression, some what light to cartouche & vignette, prospects could be darker ; light soiling to blank margins; old tape to lower centrefold in blank margin causing discolouration [not entering image].

Johann Baptist Homann (1664 – 1724)
from 1687 Homann worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.
Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as recommendation for potential customers.
In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece "Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt" Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder,
Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, in business until 1848, known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", "Heritiers de Homann" abroad.
492 by 574mm (19¼ by 22½ inches).   ref: 2579  €650

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