"Prospect und Grundris der Keiserl. Freyen Reichs und Ansee Stadt Bremen samt Ihrer Gegend", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Bremen, Germany
Period: 1716 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.6 x 18.9 inches
57.4 x 48 cm
This is a superb chart of the city of Bremen and the surrounding small villages with particular emphasis on the many rivers and canals in the area. At bottom is a panoramic view of Bremen surrounded by two allegorical scenes representing the city's importance to trade in the region. On the right is an open atlas showing Greenland and Spitzbergen in Norway, alluding to the possessions of the Hanse. Above the view is a coat-of-arms of the city. The legend in the upper left corner identifies 33 locations.
A crisp impression with a small edge tear at bottom entering less than an inch into the map image that has been closed on verso with paper. There are a couple printer's creases and minor soiling.