Engraved chart with a series of illustrations of military engineering including fortification, ordnance and battle formation.
Title: Kriegs-Ingenieur- u. Artillerie-Charte, welche die vornehmste Terminos, so wohl der Geometrie, Fortification, Artillerie u. Ernst-Feuerwerck als auch anderer im Krieg vorkommender Sachen ...
Published : Nuremberg 1737 by Johann Friderich Oettinger through Homannsche Erben Size : 20 1/2 x 28 inches Colouring : Original Hand-coloring
Attractive copper-engraved print of military objects, weapons, cannons, fortifications, etc. Large and very detailed print with hundreds of illustrated objects shown.
Decorative and highly collectible example!
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.
After Homanns Death his company was continued under the title "Homannsche Erben".
ORIGINAL ANTIQUE COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING With fine hand coloring.
Condition: Good folded map, with some browning (see picture)
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