Striking full color example of Homann's Plan and View of the Free City of Dantzig, major port to the Baltic Ocean, which for centuries was an important trading center for the Polish, Prussian, German and Baltic regions whose rivers end in the port.
Marvelous birds eye view at the bottom of the map shows the City in tremendous detail, with an equally detailed plan at the top.
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.