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Homann, Johann Baptist
Comitatus Principalis Tirolis in quo episc. Tridentin 9 et Brixensis, Comitatus Brigantinus, Feldkirchiae Sonnebergae et Pludentii, accuraté exhibentur Editore Ioh. Baptista Homanno Sacrae Cas Majestatis Geographo Noribergae Cum Privilegio Sac. Cas. Maj.
Nürnberg: Homann, 1727-30. Other. 483 by 578mm (19 by 22 inches).. Original antique copper engraving in full contemporary hand color in wash and outline when published. Large decorative map of the duchy and principality of Tirol. The map is equipped with many place names, rivers, mountains, etc. In the lower right corner we find a large figurative title cartouche with a mountain or the alps in the background. In the lower left corner is a small mileage scale with one coat of arms. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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