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Homann, J.B. (Homann Heirs)
Carte De L' Isle De La Martinique dressée par Mr. Bellin, Ingenieur du Roy de France et de la Marine communiquée au Public par les Heritiers de Homann à Nuremberg en l' an 1762.
Nürnberg: Homann, 1762. Other. 470 by 550mm (18 by 21 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. In the lower left corner ornated with a decorative title cartouche, in the upper right corner we find a cartouche with explanations to the map. Published 1762 by Homanns Heirs after the cartographic scources of Bellin. A very detailled map in a large scale showing many villages and settlements, rivers, mountains, ports and streets as well. 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 17 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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