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Homann, Johann Baptist Scotland "Magnæ Brittaniæ pars Septrionalis qua REGNUM SCOTIÆ..." Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist c1720
Copper engraved map of the continent of Scotland by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas" Original colour, verso blank.
Decorative title cartouche black and white as issued. Dark impression; bright full wash colour.

Johann Baptist Homann (1664 – 1724)
from 1687 Homann 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 recommendation for potential customers.
In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece "Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt" Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder,
Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, in business until 1848, known as "Homann Erben", "Homanniani Heredes", "Heritiers de Homann" abroad.
590 by 496mm (23¼ by 19½ inches).   ref: 3271  €500

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