Nürnberg, Homannischen Officin, n.date (maps ca 1720-39).
Large folio. 54,5x32 cm. Contemporary, probably original, limp full calf with flap ("portmanteau"). (Only 4 maps with dating: 2 with 1732, 1728 and 1739).
Cover with blind-tooled frames inside which a crowned monogram and the number 50 (= number of plates). Binding worn at edges, covers and back somewhat rubbed. Flap torn and partly with an old repair. Fine allegorical engraved hand-coloured title, printed title with Index (these 2 leaves strengthened in lower margin, no loss of image), and all 49 engraved maps, all in fine original hand-colouring and in double-folio. In excellent condition, with large cartouches (cartouches uncoloured). A few maps with insignificant small tears in folding. The title-page engraved by Michael Rössler, pointing to an early issue of the atlas, and before the publishing house had its name changed to Homann Erben (from 1730).
A fine, complete and early atlas from the famous Nürnberger map-maker and publisher, J.B. Homann, geographer to the Kaiser (Emperor). The atlas comprises: Engraved Title. The hemispheres. Europe. Asia. Africa. America. Spain & Portugal. France (Galliæ). England. Holland & Belgium. Belgia etc.. Holland. Schweitz. Italy. Savoye. Milano etc.. Florenz. Naples. Sicily. Germany. Austria. German Provinces 18 maps. Slesvig. Holstein. Scandinavia. Denmark. Sweden & Finland. Poland. Preussen. Russia. Hungary & Greece. Palestine.