Copper engraved map of the solar system after Schatz by Homann Erben. Showing the round solar system with globe, compass rose and an armillary sphere. Dated 1753.
Corners cut, several tears in margin backed, some wormholes.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1602 in Nuremberg, Germany. After a long period of Dutch domination in map publishing, the Homann publishing house became the most important map and atlas producer in Germany. He became a member of the Academy of Science in Berlin just after he published his first atlas in 1707. After his death 1724 in Nuremberg, the company was continued by his son Johann Christoph. The publishing firm was bequeathed to his heirs after his death in 1730 and was traded under the name Homann Heirs until the next century.
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Homann Erben: Schematismus geographiae mathematicae.
Antique celestial map. Printed in Nuremberg in the year 1753.
Celestial Charts - Homann Erben - Schematismus geographiae mathematicae