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- Published: Nürnberg
- Published date: 1766
- Type: Antique Map, map
- Technique: Copper engraving / handcolored.
- Issue date: 1766
- Category: Jena - Thuringia
- Size: 545 by 446mm (21 by 17 inches).
- Stock number: 11140
- Condition: In excellent condition. 545 by 446mm (21 by 17 inches).
Article descriptionOriginal antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash. Links oben floral einfaßte Titelkartusche u. ausführliche Legende rechts oben. Unten 5 Prospekte von zerstörten Schlössern. Prachtvoller Plan der Stadt Jena mit ihrer Umgebung aus der Vogelschau. Die Karte besticht durch ihre detailliert verzeichneten Wege, Angaben von Gehöften u. Orten, eingezeichneten Feldern u. Wäldern. Das Kartenbild im Norden bis Camburg u. im Süden bis Kahla. Im Westen bis hin nach Frankendorf u. im Südosten noch bis Mersedorf u. Rhoda. Die 5 Darstellungen von zerstörten Schlössern (Lobdebur, Greifberg, Windberg, Kirchberg, Gleisberg) im Unterrand reizvoll jeweils im Gelände dargestellt. Dekorative Karte von gutem Erhaltungszustand, in schönem frischen Verlagskolorit. Title cartouche with flowers in the upper left corner. Detailed legend at the top right. Magnificent map of the city of Jena and its surroundings from a bird's eye view. The map impresses with detailed routes and details of farmsteads. Locations, drawn fields and forests. The map to Camburg in the north and Kahla in the south. To the west to Frankendorf and to the southeast to Mersedorf and Rhoda. The 5 representations of destroyed castles (Lobdebur, Greifberg, Windberg, Kirchberg, Gleisberg) at the bottom are each shown in the terrain. Decorative map in good condition, in nice fresh color. 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)
Prospect und Grundriss der Stadt und Universitaet Jena nebst der herumliegenden angenehmen Gegend und denen ruinierten Bergschlössern. Mit Allergnaed. Privilegio. Nürnberg: bey denen Homaenn. Erben. 1766.