Fine old color example of Homann's decorative and highly detailed plan of Strasbourg, with a striking view of the City below.
At the time, Strasbourg was under French rule following Louis XIV's 1681 annexation, in which it would remain until Germany's 1871 victory in the Franco-Prussian War, before being claimed again by France.
Fort Kehl, on the right, was the site of a French victory over Austrian troops in the 1733 Siege of Kehl in the War of the Polish Succession.
A fine dark impression.
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.