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Carte du royaume de Boheme. La chronologie de ses rois. Les états de Silesie, Moravie et Lusace.

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Article ID EUT4092
Artist Chatelain (1684-1743)
Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 - 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), The Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published in Amsterdam between 1705 and 1720. Innovative for its time, the Atlas Historique combined fine engraving and artwork with scholarly studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography. Some scholarship suggests that the Atlas Historique was not exclusively compiled by Henri Chatelain, as is commonly believed, but rather was a family enterprise involving Henri, his father Zacharie and his brother, also Zacharie.
Title Carte du royaume de Boheme. La chronologie de ses rois. Les états de Silesie, Moravie et Lusace.
Year ca. 1640
Description
Map shows Bohemia, Silesia, Maehren, Lausitz and the pricipality Teschen. Decorative and detailed map with 4 coats-of-arms. It shows the cities Olmütz, Hradisch, Breslau, Żagań (dt. Sagan), Swidnica (dt. Schweidnitz) etc.

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 Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)62 x 48 cm
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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