Planiglobii terrestris cum utroq. Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio…
HOMANN, Johann Baptist

Planiglobii terrestris cum utroq. Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio…

Nuremberg
ca. 1716
Size : 49,5 x 57 cm
Color : Original colors
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Technique : Copper engraving
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HOMANN, Johann Baptist

Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was born in Kammlach. He was an engraver and cartographer. In 1702 he founded his own publishing house in Nuremberg. The maps and atlases published under his name became among the most influential of the 18th century. Around 1707, he became a member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. In 1715 he was appointed geographer to the Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire. He worked as an engraver for Funek, Jacob von Sandrart and Scherer. His works include the Atlas (1704), the Neuer Atlas (1707), the Grosser Atlas (1716) and the Atlas Methodicus (1719). After his death, his son, Johann Christoph, took over the business and continued to run the publishing house. After J. C.'s death, his heirs continued to run the publishing house as the Homann heirs, which lasted for almost a century after its foundation. Later works by Homann's heirs include Grosser Atlas (1731, 1737), Kleiner Atlas, Doppelmayer's Celestial Atlas (1742), Geographia Maior (1759) and Atlas Hommanianus (1762). Moreland and Bannister, 84; Tooley, 308