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Stock# 60050
Description

Rare map of Poland, published by the Homann Heirs is Nuremberg.

This is the rare final state Tobias Mayer map of Poland. Additional title in upper margin: "Karte von Polen, in den Oesterreichischen, Russischen und Preussischen Antheil Eingetheilet".

The map is colored to show the various regions controlled by the major European powers following the final partition, with the Austrian regions in yellow, Russian in red and Prussian in green.

 

 

Reference
Niewodniczanski; Imago Poloniae, B.2; Nr. K44/15
Homann Heirs Biography

Homann Heirs was a German publishing firm that enjoyed a major place 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.