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- Published: Homann , Nürnberg
- Published date: 1720
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1720-30
- Category: Bamberg
- Size: 482 by 573mm (19 by 22 inches).
- Stock number: 20420
- Condition: Published plano without a centre fold. In excellent condition.
Original antique copper engraving in full contemporary hand color in wash and outline when published. Oben links Titelkartusche mit Allegorien und Wappen. Zeigt das Bistum Bamberg mit angrenzenten Gebieten, mittig Bamberg. Oben kleine Detailkarte der Bambergischen Gebiete in Kärnten. Title cartouche with allegories and coat of arms on the upper left corner. Shows the diocese of Bamberg with neighboring areas, Bamberg in the middle. Above a small detailed map of the Bamberg areas in Carinthia. 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)
in qua non solum omnes ejusdem toparchiae, Officia et Praefecturae proximae et remotae. Sed etiam ÀDominatus Carinthiaci á SS Imperatoribs Henrico a Cunegunda prafato Episeopatui non tam titula Dotis quam Donationis annexi cum vicinis fauutimorum quorundam S.R.I. Statuum cinfings exhab entur á Io. Bapt. Homanno S.C.M. Geographo Cum Privilegio (Norimbergae) S.C.M.