Fluviorum in Europa principis Danubii cum adjacentibus regnis...
HOMANN, Johann Baptist

Fluviorum in Europa principis Danubii cum adjacentibus regnis...

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Technique : Copper engraving
Reference : 712-16

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Homann's map of Greece, Baltic countries, and the Upper Danube region.

This map extends from Italy in the west till the Black Sea and Anatolia in the east. From the north it shows parts of Poland and Ukraine and stretches south till the island of Crete. Thus showing Greece, the Aegean and Adriatic Seas, Moldavia, Hungary, Italy ... It features an inset detailing the Upper Danube region and it is embellished by a remarkable title cartouche.

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