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Homann, Johann Baptist

Circuli Sueviae Mappa ex subsidiis Michalianis delineata ... opera Homanianorum Heredum A. 1743.

Antique Circuli Sueviae Mappa ex subsidiis Michalianis delineata ... opera Homanianorum Heredum A. 1743.

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  • Johann Baptist Homann (Homann Heirs) , Nürnberg,
  • 1743
  • Copper engraving / Original color.
  • Antique Map, map
  • Baden-Württemberg
  • 1743
  • 512 by 550mm (20 by 21 inches).
  • 27395
  • Large repaired split at the centre fold, the lower bottom of the engraved map cut close to the image and remargined. Overall still an acceptable example of this antique map. 512 by 550mm (20 by 21 inches).

Article description

Article description

Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash, when published. Published in one of J.B. Homann's atlases around 1743. Dekorative Karte des Kreises von Sueviae mit seinen Nachbargebieten. In der oberen linken Ecke mit der Titelkartusche und in der unteren rechten Ecke der Meilenzeiger. Ein kleiner Ausschnitt mit Erläuterungen am unteren Rand der Karte. Die Karte zeigt weiterhin den Ortsnamen Nußdorf zwischen Offenburg und Oberkirch bei Kehl. Decorative map of the circle of Sueviae with its neighbouring areas. In the upper left corner with the title-cartouche and in the lower right corner with a small milage scale. A small inset with explations as well on the lower bottom of map. The map further shows the place name ,Nußdorf' between Offenburg and Oberkirch near Kehl. Johann Baptist Homann (20 March 1664 – 1 July 1724) was a German geographer and cartographer, who also made maps of the Americas. Homann was born in Oberkammlach near Kammlach in the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house. Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers. In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch. Homann died in Nuremberg in 1724. He was succeeded by his son Johann Christoph (1703-1730). The company carried on upon his death as Homann heirs company, managed by Johann Michael Franz and Johann Georg Ebersberger. After subsequent changes in management the company folded in 1852.[1] The company was known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", or "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. (Wikipedia)

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