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1720. Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi viri Pauli Lucae, Franci desumta ac novissime repraesentata

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 12673x14622 px
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 40.8056MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Nuremberg

Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  176.01 х 203.08
Printing at 150 dpi 
 84.49 х 97.48
Printing at 300 dpi 
 42.24 х 48.74

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Aegyptus Hodierna Ex itinerario Celeberrimi viri Pauli Lucae, Franci desumta ac novissime repraesentata

Nice full color example of Homann's decorative map of Egypt.

Homann's map of Egypt is focused on the Nile River Valley from the Mediterranean to below the first cataract at the confluence of the White and Blue Nile.

Nearly a third of the map is engraved with fascinating scenes of the cataracts, the Sphinx, pyramids, various antiquities, scenes of embalming, and ancient furnaces.

Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a mapmaker who founded the famous Homann Heirs publishing company. He lived his entire life in Bavaria, particularly in Nuremberg. Initially, Johann trained to become a priest before converting to Protestantism and working as a notary.

In 1702, Johann founded a publishing house that specialized in engravings. The firm flourished, becoming the leading map publisher in Germany and an important entity in the European map market. In 1715, Johann was named Imperial Geographer to the Holy Roman Empire by Charles VI and made a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. Most importantly for his business, his reputation and contacts gained him imperial printing privileges which protected his publications and recommended him to customers. Johann is best known for this Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt, or the Grand Atlas of the World, published in 1716.

After Johann died in 1724, the business passed to his son, Christoph (1703-1730). Upon Christoph’s early death, the company passed to subsequent heirs, with the name of the company changing to Homann Erben, or Homann Heirs. The firm continued in business until 1848.


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Size:
12673x14622 px
Disk:
40.8056MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Nuremberg
Author:
Johann Baptist Homann.
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