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Published by Nürnberg: [Homann's Heirs], 1776. (1776)


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About this Item: Nürnberg: [Homann's Heirs], 1776., 1776. Oblong folio (21 2/8 x 24 6/8 inches). Engraved title-page and index. One original manuscript map of Prague in ink and colour wash, and 32 engraved maps of which 15 are from the "Atlas regni Bohemiae", including 2 folding, all except one with original hand-colour in part, one without colour (some maps with handwritten numbers in upper corner, some toning). Contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards, gilt (extremities a bit worn). Provenance: The noble family von Celsing, Biby, Södermanland, Sweden, by reputation. Part of the Hapsburg monarchy form 1526, many attempts had been made by nationalist parties to return Bohemia to independence. The maps from the "Atlas regni Bohemiae" were published towards the end of the 18th-century, after the Bohemian Diet approved administrative reform in 1749, including the indivisibility of the Habsburg Empire and the centralization of rule, and the merging of the Royal Bohemian Chancellery with the Austrian Chancellery, but before the Czech National Revival movement, in cooperation with part of the Bohemian aristocracy, started a campaign for restoration of the kingdom's historic rights, whereby the Czech language was to replace German as the language of administration. The enlightened absolutism of Joseph II (Holy Roman Emperor from 1765 to 1790 and ruler of the Habsburg lands from 1780 to 1790) and his successor Leopold II, who introduced minor language concessions, showed promise for the Czech movement, but many of these reforms were later rescinded. This extensive atlas of Prague and Bohemia includes the following maps mostly issued by Homann's heirs: Regni Bohemiae, duc Silesiae. / Carte des états de Boheme. 1747; Nova totius regni Boemiae tabula, engraved by J. L. Blanck (uncolured, early repairs to verso); Bohemiae regnum in xii circulus divisum. / Le royaume de Boheme. (minor spotting); Gegend um Prag oder der alte Prager Kreis / Les environs de Prague; Seutter: Praga celeberrima. / Prag die berühmtest u. grösseste Haupt-Stadt. Böhmen (Augsburg about 1720, engraved coloured plan with view of the city below); Kriegs-Expeditions-Karte in Böhmen I. Blat in welchem die Haubtstadt Prag. / Carte des Expeditions de Guerre en Boheme. (1743, plan of Prag and environs, with two inset maps); Kriegs-Expeditions-Karte in Böhmen II. Blat in welcher die Kriegs-Operationen von Prag und Eger vorgestellt werden. / Carte des Expeditions de Guerre en Boheme. (1743, 3 maps on 1 sheet); Grundriss der Königl. Bohmischen Haupt Stadt Prag mit der König Ungarischen Belagerung und attaquen a. 1742 (Nürnberg, bei Christoph Riegel, 1742, engraved plan with view of the besieged Prag below; folding, small repair in upper margin, repair to verso, some spotting); A fine manuscript map: "Plan von der Attaque und Bestürmung der Stadt Praga. (small manuscript map, ink and watercolour, with text, mounted on larger sheet); Regni Bohemiae circulus Rakonicensis, 1776; Regni Bohemiae circulus Satecensis, 1769 (toned); Regni Bohemiae circulus Litomericensis, 1774; Regni Bohemiae circulus Boleslaviensis, 1770; Regni Bohemiae circulus Reginohradecensis, 1770 (engraved by D. A. Hauer); Regni Bohemiae circulus Czaslaviensis, 1773; Regni Bohemiae circulus Chrudimensis, 1772; Regni Bohemiae circulus Bechinensis, 1773; Regni Bohemiae circulus Kaurzimensis, 1773; Regni Bohemiae circulus Prachinensis, 1776; Regni Bohemiae circulus Beraunensis, 1774 (toned); Regni Bohemiae circulus Pilsnensis, 1769; Repraesentatio geographica circuli Egerani. / Carte du territoire d'Egra., 1742; Schenk: Accurate geograph. delineation. Köenigreich Boehmen . Egerischen Creisses, Amsterdam 1757; Schenk: Die Herschaft Toeplitz. Boehmen., Amsterdam no date (map surrounded by 7 engraved views and plans); Tabula. Moraviae; Circuli Olomucensis pars Borealis (about 1750, map with large cartouche in black and white showing a bear hunt); Homann: Marchionatus Moraviae circulus Olmucensis / Circuli Olomucensis pars Australis; Homann: Marchionatus Moraviae circulus. Seller Inventory # 72lib617

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