Auction 140, Lot 7

"Ioannes Baptista Homann…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Frontispiece - Portrait

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.5 x 15 inches
26.7 x 38.1 cm

This portrait of Johann Baptist Homann depicts the great cartographer sitting in a library, with a map of Germany before him. Engraved by Johann Wilhelm Winter after the portrait by Johann Kenckel, an employee of neighboring publisher and engraver Christoph Weigel. Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a German geographer and cartographer. In 1715 Homann was appointed Imperial Geographer of the Holy Roman Empire, as well as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Shortly thereafter, Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World).


Condition: B+

There are some small abrasions near center and a couple of small spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/23/2012