Swabia Germany Rhine River France Switzerland 1720 Homann Antique Engraved Map

Swabia Germany Rhine River France Switzerland 1720 Homann Antique Engraved Map

Swabia Germany Rhine River France Switzerland 1720 Homann Antique Engraved Map

Swabia Germany Rhine River France Switzerland 1720 Homann Antique Engraved Map

Swabia Germany Rhine River France Switzerland 1720 Homann Antique Engraved Map

Swabia Germany Rhine River France Switzerland 1720 Homann Antique Engraved Map

SWABIA GERMANY RHINE RIVER FRANCE SWITZERLAND 1720 HOMANN ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP. Circulus Sueviæ continens Ducatum Wirtenbergensem aliosq. Status et Provincias eidem Circulo insertas novissimè propositus & exhibitus à Io. Striking and highly detailed stunning copper engraved map of. Suabia, extending from Manheim, Straussburg and Basel on the Rhine River, to the Loch River and Fussen (train stop for day trips to Ludwig’s Castle). Centered on the Boden See and the Upper Donau River. Detail includes cities, forts, some topographical features, and districts. Stunning decorative title cartouche in the upper left quadrant featuring cherubs, greed gods and floral decorations. Stunning mileages and legend cartouche in the lower left quadrant featuring soldiers, cherubs, deities and a landscape. 58,1 x 51,1. Very strong and dark impression on strong paper. Paper with chains and wiremark. Map old original colored. Small foxing and browning. Conditions are as you can see in the images. There is old inked collection numbers/name on back. Johann Baptist Homann (March 20, 1664 – July 1, 1724) was the most prominent and prolific map publisher of the 18th century. Homann was born in Oberkammlach, a small town near Kammlach, Bavaria, Germany. As a young man Homann studied in a Jesuit school and nursed ambitions of becoming a Dominican priest before converting to Protestantism in 1687. Following his conversion, Homann moved to Nuremberg and found employment as a notary. Around 1693 Homan briefly relocated to Vienna, where he lived and studied printing and copper plate engraving until 1695. In the next five years Homann produced hundreds of maps and developed a distinctive style characterized by heavy detailed engraving, elaborate allegorical cartouche work, and vivid hand color. The Homann firm, due to the lower cost of printing in Germany, was able to undercut the dominant French and Dutch publishing houses while matching the diversity and quality of their output. By 1715 Homann’s rising star caught the attention of the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the VI, who appointed him Imperial Cartographer. In the same year he was also appointed a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Homann’s prestigious title came with a number of important advantages including access to the most up to date cartographic information as well as the “Privilege”. Homann maps printed between 1715 and 1730 bear the inscription “Cum Priviligio” or some variation. Following Homann’s death in 1726, the management of the firm passed to his son Johann Christoph Homann (1703 – 1730). Homann, perhaps realizing that he would not long survive his father, stipulated in his will that the company would be inherited by his two head managers, Johann Georg Ebersberger and Johann Michael Franz, and that it would publish only under the name Homann Heirs. This designation, in various forms Homannsche Heirs, Heritiers de Homann, Lat Homannianos Herod, Homannschen Erben, etc.. appears on maps from about 1731 onwards. The firm continued to publish maps in ever diminishing quantities until the death of its last owner, Christoph Franz Fembo in 1848. The item “SWABIA GERMANY RHINE RIVER FRANCE SWITZERLAND 1720 HOMANN ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP” is in sale since Wednesday, July 17, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “doctorman07″ and is located in Hollywood, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Johann Baptist Homann
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Type: County Map
  • Year: 1720
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
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