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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 / 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 / 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

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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1712
Size:
22 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
delete919
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720 circa
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
24996
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4709
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
22 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
11786
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1761
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
12921
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
4334
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1715
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
3913
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
5261
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710 circa
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
30797
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 / 1717
Size:
19 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
46964
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1717
Size:
19 x 11 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
51560
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1703
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4327
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
29886
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
t0092
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 / 1720
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0776
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1735
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3895
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
4710
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
9137
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
Stock#:
9274