48 000 CZK
| 1 882 €
16 paper sheets glued to canvas Approximate map scale 1:340,000 in German miles Period coloring of bordering, land borders, and major settlements. Based on Müller’s maps from the 18th century, which are updated and amended. In addition to the standard topography, this monumental copperplate map of Bohemia, the county of Kladsko and Egerland contains an unusual wealth of information about places where rocks and minerals have been found, mined, and processed. The map, which bears an unusually large amount of information for the period in which it was created, is a valuable source of information about events in and the geographic distribution of the Czech lands in the late 18th–early 19th centuries. It indicates modern specialized topical cartography while retaining the graphic decorative features of maps from earlier centuries. The title above the map frame is draped in laurel; large parerga in each corner. Angels carry a veduta of Prague on a ribbon in the upper left, adapted from Marco Berra. Allegory of the springs of Bohemian rivers, rafting, river transport and ferrying in upper right. An eagle carries the crowned symbol of the Kingdom of Bohemia. Lower left contains detailed legend in German, Latin and French with 76 symbols for towns, sites, churches, mills, hunting lodges, vineyards, hops fields, roads, offices, schools and cattle markets, as well as workshops and markets according to type of activity, primarily textiles, including lace-making, production of canvas, damask, stockings, hats, leather tanning and much more. Attributes of surveying, hunting, winemaking and harvests around the legend. The map is in very preserved condition, and is framed and under glass.