Hand coloured copper engraving from J.G. Doppelmaier by J.B. Homann, showing orbit of the planets.
Creases in upper corners, some soiling in margin. Stronger soiling on reverse side.
Johann Baptist Homann was born 1664 in Oberkammlach. He founded his business 1702 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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Johann Baptist Homann: Theoria Planetarum Primariorum.
Doppelmaier's map of the orbit of the planets. Published in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann in 1746.
Celestial Charts - Homann, Johann Baptist - Theoria Planetarum Primariorum