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Homann, Johann Baptist
Hildburghausen Serenissimo ... jusdem Principatus Saxo-Hildburghusian Novam et exactam tabulam ... - Plan der Hoch-Fürstlichen Residenz-Stadt Hildburghausen.
Nürnberg: Homann, 1728-30.. Other. 480 by 574mm (19 by 22 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. Fine district map of the area of Hildburghausen, ornated with large allegoric cartouches and explanations and a plan of the city in the lower right corner. Hand colored when published in outline and wash. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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