DUCATUS STIRIAE NOVISSIMA TABULA EXAMPLIORE MAPPA OLIM R.DNI. GEORGII MATTH. VISCHER . . .

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Johann Baptist Homann


Ducatus Stiriae Novissima Tabula exampliore mappa olim R.Dni. Georgii Matth. Vischer . . .

Copper plate engraving, c.1720.
Image size 19 x 22 1/4" (48.2 x 56.3 cm) plus margins.
Good condition. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 87285
Price: $365.00
Publisher :
A fine map of Steiermark, Austria, Embellished by three eloborate cartouches and vignettes and a view of Gratz. Johann Baptist Homann was a German engraver and publisher who established himself and his family in Nuremberg in 1702. He published his first atlas, "Atlas Novus" in 1707, and in recognition of this achievement, he was elected to the Berlin Academy of Sciences. In 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Emperor. Homann died in 1724 and his business was continued by his family under the name Homann's Heirs into the late 18th century. Maps

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