Johann Baptist Homann


Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was a German engraver and publisher who established himself and his family as perhaps the most famous eighteenth-century German map publishers. He built up a stock of atlas plates and sold maps at lower prices than the French or the Dutch, who had until then dominated the market. In 1715 Homann was rewarded for his service with an appointment as geographer to the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.