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Parte orientale della Germania Divisa Ne Suoi Stati dedicata…

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Artist Coronelli (1650-1718)
Coronelli Vincenzo, (1650 – 1718). He was a cosmographer, geographer, biographer, encyclopedist, globe maker, inventor and an expert of engeneering and hydraulics. Extraordinarily versatile mind and an extremely tireless man, he produced more than 140 pieces in different genres. At the age of 15, he entered the Franciscan Order, which he then guided as Gran Generale from 1699. He became famous as geographer and mathematician, awakening the interest in these subjects in Italy at the end of the XVII century.
Title Parte orientale della Germania Divisa Ne Suoi Stati dedicata…
Year ca. 1690
Description Map shows total Eastern Germany with Brandenbourg, Bohemia, Silesia and Moravia
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 Venice
Dimensions (cm)57 x 44
ConditionVery good
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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