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Postreise-Karte von Deutschland, mit den Eisenbahnen u. Dampfschiffahrten,..

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Article ID EUD3381
Artist Minsinger
Title Postreise-Karte von Deutschland, mit den Eisenbahnen u. Dampfschiffahrten,..
Year dated 1812
Description Very detailed post and travel map of Germany and its bordering countries, such as Poland and Hungary. With the cities of Genf, London, Kopenhagen, Paris, Genua, Venedig, Belgrad, Budapest, Breslau and Danzig. The map depicts the railway and ship routes with 4 views of railway-trains and 10 train routes, such as King Ferdinands north train, Belgium trains, Berlin-Saxonia train, Munich- Augsburg train and Vienna- Raaber train etc..On inset maps the river Donau, Rhein and Elbe.
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 Munich
Dimensions (cm)98 x 116
ConditionStored in a hardcover case.
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueLithography

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