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Bohemia

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Article ID EUT4295
Artist Bussemacher (1580-1613)
Johann Bussemacher (fl. c.1580 – 1613) was a German engraver and publisher. He issued and printed mainly maps from Matthias Quad (1557 – 1613) . From about 1587 until 1604 Matthias Quad lived in Cologne, where he worked as a copper engraver and writer of historico-geographical texts. For atlases, published from 1592 by Johann Bussemacher (worked about 1580-1613) in Cologne, he created many copper engravings as well as the texts in German.
Title Bohemia
Year ca. 1600
Description Map shows entire Bohemia in the Czech Republic with title cartouche and coat of arms.
Bohemia is the westernmost and largest historical region of the Czech lands in the present-day Czech Republic. In a broader meaning, Bohemia sometimes refers to the entire Czech territory, including Moravia and Czech Silesia, especially in a historical context, such as the Lands of the Bohemian Crown ruled by Bohemian kings. Bohemia was a duchy of Great Moravia, later an independent principality, a kingdom in the Holy Roman Empire, and subsequently a part of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Austrian Empire. After World War I and the establishment of an independent Czechoslovak state, Bohemia became a part of Czechoslovakia. Between 1938 and 1945, border regions with sizeable German-speaking minorities of all three Czech lands were joined to Nazi Germany as the Sudetenland.
Place of Publication Cologne
Dimensions (cm)18,5 x 27 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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