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Splendid large-format 1843 post-road and transportation map of the German Confederation

Place/Date: Munich / 1843
$1,000.
Title: Post-Reise-Karte von Deutschland mit spezieller Angabe der Eisenbahn- und Dampfschiffahrt-Verbindungen, unter der Leitung der Generaladministration der Königl. Bayer. Posten nach amtlichen Mittheilungen bearbeitet. Carte routi’ere et postale de l’Allemagne.
Technique
Engraving
Dimensions
98 x 116 cm (38.5 x 45.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00622
Coloring
Original color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

This is a decorative, large-format transportation map of the German Confederation. More than a simple map of the territory, it offers a variety of interesting features, including small engraved railway scenes in the upper corners and steamship scenes in the lower corners. Along the right and left sides are the routes of important German and European railway connections, and along the bottom are detailed depictions of the shipping lanes and mooring stations of the Danube, Rhine and, Elbe rivers. Additionally, important post-road routes are highlighted throughout the map.

The German Confederation was an association of thirty-nine German-speaking states in Central Europe, created by the Congress of Vienna in 1815 to coordinate the economies of separate German-speaking countries and to replace the former Holy Roman Empire, which had been dissolved in 1806.

Cartographer(s)

Piloty & Loehle

Piloty & Loehle were lithographic printers and publishers, operating in Munich in the mid-19th century.

Condition Description

Very good. Scattered foxing and minor soiling. Mounted on linen and divided into segments, folding into original slipcase, which is worn but intact (as seen in image).

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