"Routes des Postes et des Voitures pour les Marchandises et pour les Voyages par l'Empire dans les Principaux Etats de l'Europe", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua
Subject: Central Europe
Period: 1745 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
26.6 x 19.2 inches
67.6 x 48.8 cm
Centered on Germany, this dense and elegantly engraved postal route map stretches from Cambridge to east of Warsaw, going as far north as Denmark and down to Venice in the south. In addition to postal routes, it shows political divisions, topographical detail, and myriad towns and cities, including Berlin, Paris, Budapest (still split across the Danube), Hamburg, Vienna, and Warsaw. Includes a cartouche with nine distance scales. Engraved by I. Stemmers. Printed on two joined sheets.
A crisp impression and original outline color with minor soiling and faint offsetting.