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- Published: Nürnberg
- Published date: 1735
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Category: Baden-Württemberg
- Issue date: 1730-35
- Type: map
- Size: 58 x 96.2 cm (22,75 x 37.75 inches).
- Stock number: 29830
- Condition: In ausgezeichnetem Zustand.
Article descriptionOriginal antike Kupferstiche, in zeitgenössischem Handkolorit. Veröffentlicht von J. B. Homann nach der Skizze von Ioh. Maier. Zwei Karten die zu einer großen Karte zusammengefügt werden sollen. Diese große und schöne Karte, die das Herzogtum Württemberg zeigt, ist eine der dekorativsten Karten Württembergs, die im 18. Jahrhundert hergestellt wurden. Die Karte besteht aus zwei Blättern. Es ist eine sehr großformatige Karte des Herzogtums Württemberg und beidseitig mit 76 Wappen verziert. Auf der Karte befinden sich zwei große Titelkartuschen, beide mit Allegorien. Am unteren Rand der Karte finden wir eine nebenstehende Karte des Schwarzwaldes. 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. The company was known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", or "Heritiers de Homann" abroad. (Wikipedia)
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