"Neu-vermehrte post-Charte durch gantz Teutschland", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Europe - Central
Period: 1716 (published)
Publication: Grossen Atlas
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 18.8 inches
57.2 x 47.8 cm
This interesting map centered on Nurnberg depicts the post roads linking the majors cities of Europe. A legend identifies the different types of postal routes and stops. Embellished with two cartouches, one with a cherub riding a Pegasus and a striking coat of arms. Title is also in Latin at top above neatline. A remarkable look at the early, extensive postal system in the early 18th century per the postmaster, Johann Peter Nell.
Crisp, dark engraved lines and fine coloring. On thick hand laid paper with original margins.