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Carte exacte des Postes et Routes de L´Empire de Allemagne divesee en ses Cercles

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Article ID EUD1121
Artist Covens/ Mortier (1685-1740)
Jean Covens und Corneille Mortier where brothers in law, who continued the bussines, founded of Pierre Mortier in 1685 in Amsterdam. They called it Covens & Mortier. They extended their buissines in buying the company of De Witt.
Title Carte exacte des Postes et Routes de L´Empire de Allemagne divesee en ses Cercles
Year ca. 1730
Description Map shows total Germany with its postal routes
The concept of Germany as a distinct region in central Europe can be traced to Roman commander Julius Caesar, who referred to the unconquered area east of the Rhine as Germania, thus distinguishing it from Gaul (France), which he had conquered. In the High Middle Ages, the regional dukes, princes and bishops gained power at the expense of the emperors. Martin Luther led the Protestant Reformationagainst the Catholic Church after 1517, as the northern states became Protestant, while the southern states remained Catholic. The two parts of the Holy Roman Empire clashed in the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). 1648 marked the effective end of the Holy Roman Empire and the beginning of the modern nation-state system, with Germany divided into numerous independent states, such as Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)46 x 58
ConditionVery good
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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