Adina Sommer`s Rare Antique Maps and Contemporary Art
Grönland so weit es bekant ist mit den Inseln Faeröer Nro. 77.
|Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766 - 1820) Vienna. He was an Austrian and produced over 830 maps for his great atlas project, -Schauplatz der funf Theile der Welt- between the years 1789 and 1806. Of these 830 maps published over this time span of seventeen years, he 'showcased' but one part of the world, Europe. Maps of the other four continents remained unpublished. The maps of the Schauplatz ...were drawn to a uniform criteria. Reilly's Grosser deutscher Atlas was also notable as the first completely 'Austrian' atlas. This large world atlas, containing relatively few maps, was issued between 1794 and the end of 1796. Reilly may have used Franz Anton Schraembl's work as his model, at least in part.|
|Title||Grönland so weit es bekant ist mit den Inseln Faeröer Nro. 77.|
Map shows total Greenland and small inset map of the Faroe Islands.
Greenland is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Though physiographically a part of the continent of North America, Greenland has been politically and culturally associated with Europe (specifically Norway and Denmark, the colonial powers, as well as the nearby island of Iceland). It is the world's largest island.
Greenland has been inhabited off and on for at least the last 4,500 years by Arctic peoples whose forebears migrated there from what is now Canada. Inuit peoples arrived in the 13th century. Though under continuous influence of Norway and Norwegians, Greenland was not formally under the Norwegian crown until 1262. In the early 18th century, Scandinavian explorers reached Greenland again. To strengthen trading and power. Greenland became a Danish colony in 1814, and was made a part of the Danish Realm in 1953 under the Constitution of Denmark.A small inset map of the Faroe Islands.
|Place of Publication||Vienna|
|Dimensions (cm)||23 x 28|
( A reproduction can be ordered individually on request. )