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- Published: Homann , Nürnberg
- Published date: 1720
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1720-40
- Category: Mindelheim - Bavaria
- Size: 488 by 583mm (19 by 23 inches).
- Stock number: 24141
- Condition: In excellent condition. 488 by 583mm (19 by 23 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. Diese historische Karte zeigt das Mindelheimer Gebiet in Bayern. Das detailierte Kartenbild zeigt Wälder, Felder, Flüsse, Seen, Ortsangaben von kleinen Städten und Orten, Burgen und vieles mehr. In der oberen linken Ecke finden wir dass bayerische Wappen gehalten von Putten und darunter die Titelkartusche (frühe Ausgabe ohne das Privileg). In der rechten oberen Ecke eine grosse allegorische Darstellung darunter eine kleine Insetvignette mit einer Gesamtansicht der Stadt Mindelheim in Bayern. This historical map shows the Mindelheim area in Bavaria. The detailed map shows forests, fields, rivers, lakes, locations of small towns and locations, castles and much more. In the upper left corner we find the Bavarian coat of arms held by putts and underneath the title cartouche (early edition without the privilege). In the upper right corner there is a large allegorical depiction, including a small inset vignette with an overall view of the city of Mindelheim in Bavaria. 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)
Quam, Ob singularem erga Patriam Amorem, Periffustri ac Generoso Domino Dno. Maximiliano Antonio L.B. de Zündt, Domino in Kintzingen, Kimpfenhausen, et Harkirchen etc etc. Sereniß: Elect Bavariae Camerario, et Confiliario Aulico, nec nom supremo urbis, et Protoparchie Mindelh. Praef. et Granario. Patrono suo Gratiosißimo Subniße dedicat Io. Baptista Homann Sac. Caes. Maj. Geographus torquatus; e Regiae Boruß. Societatis Scientiaru membrum Norimbergae.