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Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a mapmaker who founded the famous Homann Heirs publishing company. He lived his entire life in Bavaria, particularly in Nuremberg. Initially, Johann trained to become a priest before converting to Protestantism and working as a notary.

In 1702, Johann founded a publishing house that specialized in engravings. The firm flourished, becoming the leading map publisher in Germany and an important entity in the European map market. In 1715, Johann was named Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Empire by Charles VI and made a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Most importantly for his business, his reputation and contacts gained him imperial printing privileges which protected his publications and recommended him to customers. Johann is best known for this Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt, or the Grand Atlas of the World, published in 1716.

After Johann died in 1724, the business passed to his son, Christoph (1703-1730). Upon Christoph’s early death, the company passed to subsequent heirs, with the name of the company changing to Homann Erben, or Homann Heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.

Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
58299
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720 circa
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
51586
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
60253
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1728
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
41353
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1751 circa
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
59886

Archived

Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1703
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4327
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1703
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9135
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1707 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1601
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1707 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1693
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1707 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
19325
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0064
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1011
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1190
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12240
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
13954
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
15013
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4090
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
4095