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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 / 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 / 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 / 1720 circa
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
51586

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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1298
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1707 circa
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
1693
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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1190
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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1268
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
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97113
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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98042a
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
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23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
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98042b
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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98042c
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
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VG+
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Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19 inches
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VG-
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
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23 x 19 inches
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VG-
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
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23 x 19 inches
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VG
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
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VG
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Nuremberg / 1732
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
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VG
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Nuremberg / 1748
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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98042q
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1715
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
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6002
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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4492
Place/Date:
Nurmberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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1061
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1715
Size:
23 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
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9272
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG-
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9274
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1715
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
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7945
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1712
Size:
22 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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9899
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1712
Size:
22 x 18.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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0689
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
23 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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0776
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1736
Size:
23 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1003
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
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1011
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1729
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG+
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t0032
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1710
Size:
22.5 x 19.5 inches
Condition:
VG
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t0015
Place/Date:
Nuremberg / 1720
Size:
22 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0025BJ