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Johann Baptist Homann

(1663-1724)

Johann Baptist Homann was born in Nuremberg in Southern Germany where he spent his whole life.

In 1702 Johann Baptist Homann founded a map publishing company, which is aknowledged to be one of the most important German map publishing firm of the eighteenth century. Homann's company successfully competed with leading European mapmakers.

At the end of 2000 during inventory work at the Austrian State Archives in Vienna, a document concerning the appointment of Johann Baptist Homann (16631724) as the imperial geographer was found. Included in the document was the corresponding petition by Homann to Emperor Charles VI.

Homann's Heirs

After Johann Baptist Homann's death company was continued by his son, Christoph (1703-30) and other heirs under the name Homann's Erben (Homann's Heirs).










    Maps on our site:

    J.B. Homann

    Napoli
    Stockholm
    Valletta
    Homann's Heirs

    Gaeta
    Gibraltar
    Hamina
    Kronshtadt
    Lappeenranta
    Mahón
    Mexico
    Narva
    Oran
    Prague
    Priozersk
    St. Augustine
    Tallinn
    Vyborg