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

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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1761
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12921
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1751
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12917
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1751
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4098
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1751
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
22937
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1751
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
24368
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1748
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
98042q
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1746
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3527
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1746
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
5125
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1736
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1003
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1735
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3895
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
92042o
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
98042e
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
98042f
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
98042
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
98042h
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
98042k
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
t0091
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1730
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3564
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1730
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
5135
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1730
Size:
22 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
t0101
Place/Date:
Nurmberg / 1730
Size:
23 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23463
Place/Date:
Nurmberg / 1730
Size:
23 x 20 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1764RB
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1730 circa
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
27193