Johann Baptiste Homann
By WINTER, Jo[hann] Wilhelm; [after] Joannes KEENCKEL, 1740
Ionnes Baptista Homann. SAC. CAES. REGq CATH. MAJ. Geographus, nec non Regiae Scientiarum. Societatis Berolinensis Membrum.
- Author: WINTER, Jo[hann] Wilhelm; [after] Joannes KEENCKEL
- Publication place: [Nuremberg
- Publisher: Jo[hann] Wilhelm Winter
- Publication date: c1716-1724].
- Physical description: Engraved portrait.
- Dimensions: 270 by 370mm. (10.75 by 14.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17711
This portrait shows Homann seated at a desk in front of a large bookcase, wearing elaborate robes and a great powdered wig. He is using a pair of compasses to plot a chart unfurled on the surface in front of him. The engraving was probably made between 1716 and 1724, by German printmaker Johann Wilhelm Winter, and was based on a painting by Johann Kenckel, executed while Homann was still alive.
- BM Bb,2.182