Johann Baptist Homann
1664 - 1724
This founder of the Homann Erben Company died exactly 10 years before this map was published by his heirs.
The Imperial Geographer of the Holy Roman Empire, Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was born in the Bavarian town of Kammlach. Educated at a Jesuit school, he eventually became a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. As an Imperial Geographer he had special printing privileges, which were not only the best reference for customers but also gave him exclusive rights in his various endeavors as an engraver, publisher, cartographer, and a scientist. Homann died in Nuremberg. His company lasted until 1848.