Illustration of the Herrenchiemsee monastery and the Frauenchiemsee monastery around 1700 in Bavaria. From the "Chur-Bayerischen Atlas".
Anton Wilhelm Ertl (1654-1715) was a German lawyer and geographer. He was best known as the author and editor of the Kurbayerischer Atlas. Ertl was then first court judge in Rottenbuch, then chief judge of the Steingaden monastery in Wiedergeltingen (1686 at the earliest until 1696 at the latest) and other Swabian towns and from 1705 councilor and joint syndic of the emperor and the imperial knighthood in Swabia. During his time as chief judge in Wiedergeltingen he wrote and published the Kurbayerischer Atlas in two parts in 1687 and 1690, a geographical description of the then Electorate of Bavaria with copperplate engravings by Johann Ulrich Krauss.
Like many other pre-alpine lakes, the Chiemsee was created at the end of the Würm glacial period around 10,000 years ago as a glacier excavation. The largest tributary of the lake is the Tiroler Achen in the southeast, the only outflow is the Alz in the north. Like the Prien and other smaller tributaries, it washes sand and debris into the lake so that it slowly silts up. The landscape around the Chiemsee, the Chiemgau, is one of the most popular recreational areas in Bavaria. The scenic charm of the Chiemsee results from the close proximity of the Chiemgau mountains (Hochfelln, Hochgern, Hochplatte and Kampenwand).
|Place of Publication||Munich|
|Dimensions (cm)||8 x 14,5 cm|
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