Nuremberg: Johann Baptiste Homann.
Framed celestial chart. Engraving with original coloring. Sheet measures 21" x 24", frame measures 29.25" x 35.5" x 1". Handsome frame with conservation glass.
A celestial map showing planetary movements based on observations made by Doppelmayr between 1708 and 1709.
Johann Baptist Homann (1664-1724) was a renowned German mapmaker of the late 17th and early 18th century, including being geographer to the Holy Roman Emperor. His business was carried on through the 18th century by the Homann Heirs, also prolific and popular mapmakers.
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was a German mathematician, astronomer and cartographer. He traveled throughout Europe studying in Halle, Utrecht, Leiden, Oxford and London. He met J. B. Homann when he returned to Nuremburg and with him went on to publish several important astronomical maps and atlases. Their most elaborate work together was the "Atlas Coelestis". The Lunar crater 'Doppelmayr' and a minor planetoid are named in his honor.
Condition: Very Good(+)