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Germany’s premier printer of cartographic works was originally founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). Homann had established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor, producing some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. After Homann’s death, the prolific business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph. From 1730, the firm was entrusted to... Read moreGermany’s premier printer of cartographic works was originally founded by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724). Homann had established himself in Nuremberg, and by 1715 was appointed Geographer to the Emperor, producing some of the finest maps and atlases of the age. After Homann’s death, the prolific business was taken over by his son, Johann Christoph.

From 1730, the firm was entrusted to a committee of family members, the Homann Heirs, who published maps and atlases for the next two generations, maintaining the high standards set by Johann Baptist.

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