This large and boldly engraved map shows the German Region of Wuerttemberg. It features the region's mountains, rivers, roads, villages, towns and fortifications. A small inset shows the extended belongings of the King of Wuerttemberg. Two large and decorative allegorical cartouches fill the upper corners; the larger cartouche includes city scape of Tübingen. The second one features a dedication to Eberhardo Ludovico (the King) including a portrait of him. Each side shows the different coats of arms of the cities and regions belonging to Wuerttemberg. The map is a very fine example of the ebullient engraving style that was popular with German cartographers in the early eighteenth century.
Title: Ducatus Würtenbergici cum Locis limitaneis, utpote maxima parte Circuli Suevici praesertim Utroque Marchionatu Badēsi et Sylva vulgo Nigra, Nova et post omnes exactißima Delineatio
Published : Nürnberg circa 1710
Map maker : Johann Baptist Homann / M. Johannem Majer
Size : 24 x 39 inches
Colouring : Hand Colored
Map Maker Family:
Homann was born in Oberkammlach near Kammlach in the Electorate of Bavaria. Although educated at a Jesuit school, and preparing for an ecclesiastical career, he eventually converted to Protestantism and from 1687 worked as a civil law notary in Nuremberg. He soon turned to engraving and cartography; in 1702 he founded his own publishing house.
Homann acquired renown as a leading German cartographer, and in 1715 was appointed Imperial Geographer by Emperor Charles VI. Giving such privileges to individuals was an added right that the Holy Roman Emperor enjoyed. In the same year he was also named a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Of particular significance to cartography were the imperial printing privileges (Latin: privilegia impressoria). These protected for a time the authors in all scientific fields such as printers, copper engravers, map makers and publishers. They were also very important as a recommendation for potential customers.
Condition: Good folded map, with some age browning. Please see pictures
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