16 , Antique maps,set of 2, Curlandia and Semgallia / Homann 135


Title: Set of 2 antique maps of Curlandia and Semgallia, Baltic Sea - 1) Curlandiae & Semgalliae'
2) Ducatus Curlandiae juxta Barnikelii architecti curiciprimarii '
Author: Homann Heirs
PlaceAndYear: 1747
Description: A scarce set of 2 separate maps that can be joined together to one large map of the regions Curlandia in Lettland (Latvia) and Semgalliae, situated on the Gulf of Riga, published by Homann Heirs in 1747, Nuremberg.There are two decorative title cartouches.
Dimensions: The overall size of each map is 25 x 21 inch ( 63,5 x 53 cm). The total image size after joining the 2 maps is 32,5 x 19 1/4 inch ( 82 x 49).
Colouring: Original old body-hand coloring as issued. The cartouches have tasteful later hand coloring.
Condition: Very Good : one map has some damp staining of the lower margin-corners affecting the image a bit (visible at picture)
Technique: Copper engraving
  • Number: 1350073
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum