Homann Heirs

Plan of the town and port of Mahon on Minorca

Plan de la Ville et du Port Mahon et du Fort Saint-Philippe

DESCRIPTION: Spectacular antique engraved port plan of the harbor, town, and defences of Mahon, the capital city of Menorca ( Minorca ) one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, belonging to Spain. This attractive chart shows great detail of the interior of the island with delineation of hills, roads, streams and individual fields. Printed on 2 separate sheets each measuring approximately 18" x 18".

Britain captured and occupied Minorca beginning in 1708 until 1756 (year this chart was published) when France captured the island after the Siege of Fort St. Philip, led by the Duke de Richelieu, of France.

Two charts on separate sheets, not joined. Insets: Plan of Fort St. Philippe; cross-section of Fort St. Philippe.

Published in Nuremberg by Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann"), 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



BODY OF WATER: Mahon Harbor

CONDITION: Good.  On strong paper with wide margins. Clean and without major condition issues. Slight darkening at centerfold of the right-hand chart.

COLORING: Attractive outline hand-coloring.


SIZE: 36 " x 18 "


PRICE: $1050


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