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Homann, Johann Baptist
Accurater Grundriss u: Gegend der Koenigl: Gross-Brittannischen Haupt und Residentz-Stadt London wie auch Prospecte einiger Koenigl: Pallaeste u: Lust-Schlösser derselbe edirt von Ioh. Baptist Homanns Kayserl. Geographi und Mittgliedes der Koenigl: Preuss: Societaet der Wissenschafften Seelig. Erben in Nürnberg.
Nürnberg: Homann, 1720-30.. Other. 495 by 590mm (19 by 23 inches).. Original antique copper engraving in full contemporary handcolor in wash and outline when published. A fine antique map, which shows London and its near by surrounding. The map is equipped with four insets showing the Royal Hospital in Chelsea and Greenwich, the Royal Palace of Windsor, the view of the Royal Castle of Hampton court and the Royal Palace of Kensington. These little views are nicely engraved with streets, parks, trees and buildings. 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 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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