DESCRIPTION: Decorative antique map of the southern boot of Italy with the islands of Corsica ( Corse ) , Sardinia ( Sardegna or Sardigna ), Sicily ( Sicilia ), Malta, Gozo and much more to the Gulf of Tunis and northern coast of Africa (Barbaria). Based on the work of Rizzi Zannoni. Dated in the top title to 1762. A highly decorative title cartouche at botton left of this antique map contains angels carrying state coats of arms above symbols of war including a warship firing a salvo from its starboard side.
Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
CREATOR: Homann Heirs
PUBLICATION DATE: 1762
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Italy
BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean
CONDITION: Very good.
On chain-laid paper with watermark. Remains of binders stub on the verso.
COLORING: Old hand coloring.