Cartography - Atlas - Poland - Silesia HOMANN... - Lot 274 - Briscadieu

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Cartography - Atlas - Poland - Silesia HOMANN... - Lot 274 - Briscadieu
Cartography - Atlas - Poland - Silesia HOMANN (Erben) Atlas Silesiae id est Ducatus Silesiae generaliter quarteor mappis nec non specialiter XVI mappis tot principatus repraesentantibus geographice exhibitus. Norimbergae [Nuremberg], Homannianis Heredibus, 1750. 20 sheets (plus title page) of color-enhanced maps (with decorative cartouches) mounted on canvas and accordion-folded. Together in a boiled cardboard case with flap and tongue closure. Bookseller's vignette on case ("Librairie Théophile Korn à Breslaw"). On the legible storage side, covered with orange morocco paper, gilded letters "Wieland Atlkas von Schlesien". The Atlas Silesiae was a large-scale atlas of Silesia, Poland. Measuring of Silesia began under the reign of Charles VI, by the lieutenant-engineer Johann Wolfgang Wieland (completed in 1732). In 1735, the Homann heirs were commissioned to publish the maps in an atlas. A revision of the maps was undertaken in 1736 by Lieutenant-Engineer Matthäus von Schubarth. For a long time, the atlas was the only government map of Silesia.
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