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Homann, Johann Baptist
Regnorum Siciliae et Sardiniae nec non Melitae sen Maltae, Insula cum adjectis Italiae et Africae Litoribus Nova Tabula. Auctore. Ioh. Bapt: Homanno Geogra Norimbergae.
Nürnberg: Homann, 1720-30. Other. 488 by 578mm (19 by 22 inches).. Original antique copper engraving in contemporary hand color in wash and outline when published. A very decorative map of Sicily and Sardinia. With many engraved place-names, rivers. In the upper middle is a allegoric figurative cartouche. Inside the map are a lot of Isles pictured. On the map are same ships to see. At the left lower side is a small picture which shows the region from the famous Vulcan Aetna. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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