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1720. Regia Celsitudinis Sabaudicae Status in quo Ducatus Sabaudiae Principat. Pedemontium ut et Ducatus Montisferrati . . .

  • Regia Celsitudinis Sabaudicae Status in quo Ducatus Sabaudiae Principat. Pedemontium ut et Ducatus Montisferrati . . .

Regia Celsitudinis Sabaudicae Status in quo Ducatus Sabaudiae Principat. Pedemontium ut et Ducatus Montisferrati . . . information:

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 13866x12216 px
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 56.4092MiB
Number of pages: 
 1
Place: 
 Augsburg

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Printing at 72 dpi 
  192.58 х 169.67
Printing at 150 dpi 
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Printing at 300 dpi 
 46.22 х 40.72

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Regia Celsitudinis Sabaudicae Status in quo Ducatus Sabaudiae Principat. Pedemontium ut et Ducatus Montisferrati . . .

Striking example of Homann's decorative map of the Savoy and Piedmont regions, centered on Torino.

The map coverage extends from Grenoble, Geneva, Die and Romans, to Genoa and Milan.

Highly detailed, with excellent graphical representation of the mountains and other topography.

Cartouche includes 5 coats of arms and an ornate allegorical scene

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:
13866x12216 px
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56.4092MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Augsburg
Author:
Johann Baptist Homann.
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