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Plan de la Ville et du Port Mahon et du Fort St. Philippe/ Plan der Statd und des Hafens Mahon und des Forts St. Philippe

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Article ID EUE1951
Artist Homann Erben (1724-1780)
Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724) was born in Oberkammlach, the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house. Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers. In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World). Numerous maps were drawn up in cooperation with the engraver Christoph Weigel the Elder, who also published Siebmachers Wappenbuch. Homann died in Nuremberg. He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, which was in business until 1848. The company was known as Homann Erben, Homanniani Heredes, or Heritiers de Homann abroad.
Title Plan de la Ville et du Port Mahon et du Fort St. Philippe/ Plan der Statd und des Hafens Mahon und des Forts St. Philippe
Year dated 1756
Description Map shows the maps of Mahon and St. Philippe in Menorca, inset map shopw Plan of Fort St. Philippe and the city wall
Place of Publication Nuremberg
Dimensions (cm)45 x 90
ConditionSome restoration at lower centerfold, missing part on right margin replaced
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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