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Homann Johann Babtiste (1664 - 1724) Nuremberg
Imperii Romano-Germanici in suos Status et Circulos divisi Tabula Generalis.
Artist: Homann Johann Babtiste d ; issued in: Nuremberg; date: d1741 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; - size (in cm): 47,5 x 55; - description: Detailed map shows total Germany with Bohemia, Silesia, Austria, The Netherlands and Swizerland with a decorative title cartouche. The Roman Empire was one of the largest in history, with contiguous territories throughout Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. In reality, Roman expansion was mostly accomplished under the Republic, though parts of northern Europe were conquered in the 1st century AD, when Roman control in Europe, Africa and Asia was strengthened. During the reign of Augustus, a global map of the known world was displayed for the first time in public at Rome, coinciding with the composition of the most comprehensive work on political geography that survives from antiquity, the Geography of the Pontic Greek writer Strabo. When Augustus died, the commemorative account of his achievements (Res Gestae) prominently featured the geographical cataloguing of peoples and places within the Empire. Geography, the census, and the meticulous keeping of written records were central concerns of Roman Imperial administration.; - vita of the artist: Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724), Nuremberg, was born in Oberkammlach, 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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