Stralsund / Wismar / Stettin / Der Pass Neu Fehr zwischen der Insul Rügen und der Stadt Stralsund.

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Stralsund / Wismar / Stettin / Der Pass Neu Fehr zwischen der Insul Rügen und der Stadt Stralsund.


Map shows the plans of the Hanseatic city of Stralsund, Wismar and a bird's eye view of the Stralsund, it is an inlet that separates the island of Rügen from the mainland. Furthermore, a map of the city of Szczecin in Poland.


ca. 1716


Homann (1664-1724)

Johann Babtiste Homann (1664-1724), Nuremberg, 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.

Historical Description

The name Mecklenburg ("Mikelenburg") appears for the first time in a document from the year 995. At that time it referred to the Slavic castle Mecklenburg (Wiligrad) in today's village of Mecklenburg near Wismar and means something like "Great Castle". The history of Mecklenburg encompasses developments in the German region of Mecklenburg from prehistory to the present. It begins with the first post-glacial settlement from around 10,000 BC. A. These hunters, fishermen and gatherers were followed by rural cultures in the 4th millennium. In the early Middle Ages Mecklenburg was settled by Slavs and the permanent incorporation of Mecklenburg into the Holy Roman Empire began, which was only interrupted by the period of Danish occupation from 1180 to 1227. From 1200, German settlers from Westphalia, Lower Saxony, Friesland and Holstein moved into the country. The bull's head appears for the first time as the Mecklenburg coat of arms around 1219. In the high Middle Ages, Mecklenburg was under the influence of the Hanseatic League. After the German Hanseatic League was established under the leadership of Lübeck at the end of the 13th century, the Mecklenburg cities of Rostock and Wismar soon joined the powerful trade alliance. Between 1628 and 1630 the Obotrite dukes were deposed by Emperor Ferdinand II during the Thirty Years' War and his general Wallenstein was enfeoffed with Mecklenburg. In 1713 there was a conflict between Duke Karl Leopold, the regent of the Schwerin region, and the Mecklenburg estates, which lasted until 1717. After complaints from the Mecklenburg estates before the emperor against Karl Leopold's breaches of law and autocratic efforts, Emperor Karl VI. In 1717 the execution of the empire was imposed on the duke. As a long-term consequence of the execution of the empire, larger areas in the Mecklenburg-Schwerin part of the state were lost by pledging eight offices to the elector of Hanover and four offices to the Prussian king. After a long struggle, Christian Ludwig II concluded with the estates in 1755 the Land constitutional inheritance settlement, which was subsequently ratified by Adolf Friedrich IV. And his mother. This hereditary comparison led to the further consolidation of the power of the Mecklenburg knighthood and preserved the backwardness of the country until the end of the monarchy in Mecklenburg (1918). The state of Mecklenburg was thus a principality until 1918 and was ruled by the same ruling family, the Obodrites, with only a two-year break from its incorporation into the Holy Roman Empire until 1918. Today Mecklenburg forms the western two thirds of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The history of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania as a political unit begins in 1945 with the unification of the state of Mecklenburg (the historical parts of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Mecklenburg-Strelitz) with the part of Western Pomerania that remained with Germany (excluding Stettin). The regions of the country had previously had a largely independent history for centuries. In the course of an administrative reform in the GDR, the country was dissolved in 1952 and divided into three districts (Rostock, Schwerin, Neubrandenburg). The state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania was re-established in 1990 with a new regional structure and with reunification became a state of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Place of Publication Frankfurt on Main
Dimensions (cm)47 x 56 cm
ConditionLower right margin perfectly restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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