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[Title-Page] Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia Regna Et Status

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[Title-Page] Atlas Novus Terrarum Orbis Imperia Regna Et Status : J.B.Homann

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Johann Baptist Homann started his career in Amsterdam as an apprentice with the Danckerts family before returning to Nuremberg to establish himself in business in 1702. The firm quickly became the principal geographical publishers in Germany and in 1715 Homann was appointed Geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. This titlepage epitomizes the bold style that is also very much evident in Homann's maps. Atlas and Hercules are standing on top of a terrestrial globe supporting the heavens and the milky way above. Beneath, Neptune. Mercury, Cybele and a selection of other gods and goddesses adorn the foreground.
region: Title Pages
mapmaker: J.B.Homann  
place and date of publication: Nuremberg c.1710
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 480 x 280
ref: 34090
literature: Shirley, Courtiers and Cannibals, 79.

Price: £ 500

 
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