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- Published: Homann, J. B. , Nürnberg
- Published date: 1740
- Technique: Copper engraving / Original color.
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Issue date: 1740
- Category: Oberbayern
- Size: 575 by 490mm (22 by 19 inches).
- Stock number: 27989
- Condition: Die Karte befindet sich in einem tadellosen Zustand. 575 by 490mm (22 by 19 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash, when published. Diese wunderschöne, dekorative Karte zeigt Bayern und Teile von der Oberpfalz und Niederbayern'. Eine sehr detaillierte Karte mit vielen Städtenamen. In der oberen linken Ecke befindet sich eine figürliche Kartusche mit dem Titel. In der rechten oberen Ecke ist noch ein Kartenbild mit dem Innviertel zu sehen. Eine wunderschöne figürliche Kartusche mit dem Meilenzeiger befindet sich im rechten unterem Rand. This beautiful, decorative map shows Bavaria and parts of the Upper Palatinate and Lower Bavaria. A very detailed map with lots of city names. In the upper left corner there is a figurative cartridge with the title. In the top right corner you can see a map with the Innviertel. A beautiful figurative cartridge with the mileage indicator is in the lower right margin. 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)
Bavariae Pars Superior tam in sua Regimina Principaliora quam in eorundem Praefecturas Particulares accurate divisa. Excudente Ioh. Baptista Homanno Norimbergae. Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majest.