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Description:This finely engraved original antique print, a portrait of the early 18th century German Cartographer Johann Baptiste Homann after a painting by Joannes Krenckel was engraved by Wilhelm Winter and published in 1716 for Homann's Grosser Atlas.
Stunning full portrait of the Imperial Geographer of the Holy Roman Empire, Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) who was born in the Bavarian town of Kammlach. Educated at a Jesuit school, he eventually became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. As an Imperial Geographer he had special printing privileges, which were not only the best reference for customers but also gave him exclusive rights in his various endeavours as an engraver, publisher, cartographer, and a scientist. Homann died in Nuremberg, with the company, under his heirs, lasting until 1848. After a painting by Joannes Krenckel (1688–1722), engraved by Wilhelm Winter (1696–1765). (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - Off white Age of map color: - Colors used: - General color appearance: - Paper size: - 21in x 11 3/4in (560mm x 295mm) Plate size: - 15 1/4in x 11in (390mm x 280mm) Margins: - Min 1/4in (7mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light soiling bottom right corner Plate area: - None Verso: - None