"Geographische Mauth-Charte von Bayern", Lotter, Tobias Conrad
Period: 1764 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10.2 x 11.5 inches
25.9 x 29.2 cm
This interesting chart illustrates the Bavarian transportation network. In the late 17th and early 18th centuries Bavarian dukes built toll roads to serve their monopolies. A sophisticated bureaucracy emerged to collect tolls and maintain roads, and new surveys were required to accurately portray the system. This map, produced by civil servant, Johann Franz Kohbrenner, for the toll administration was intended to illustrate the Mauth (toll) stations and excise-offices, including all commercial and agricultural roads.
A fold separation entering 1/2" into the map at right is closed on verso with archival tape.