Baptist Homann, Johann
Joannes Baptista Homann Sac. Caes. Regq. Cath. Maj.
Copperplate engraving; uncoloured
Printed area: 27 x 37.5 cm; 10.7 x 14.7 in
Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a self-taught cartographer and engraver from Oberkammlach - a town in Swabia, Germany. His work was so influential that he was appointed a member of the Prussian Royal Academy of Sciences and as an official cartographer of The Holy Roman Empire from 1715. His work was continued after his death by a company called The Homann Heirs. This portrait was painted by Johann Homann Kenckel, an employee of Christoph Weigel's publishing house between 1715-1722.
From the Legendary Vladi Collection of Historical Maps which includes 280 examples of the finest quality antique maps brought to auction with proceeds benefiting MapAction, an organization that uses maps and technology to aid those in disaster-stricken areas. Each map is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the consignor.
Condition: Markings on upper right corner of margin, edge chippings on right margin, light staining, good condition.
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