"Le Royaume de Boheme Carte Reduite sur Celle de 25 Feuilles Faite a Prague", Le Rouge, George Louis
Subject: Czech Republic
Period: 1742 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25 x 19.8 inches
63.5 x 50.3 cm
This uncommon map centers on Prague and extends as far north as Dresden and as far south as Vienna. The map is reduced from Johann Christoph Muller's 24-sheet map of the region. It features excellent topographical detail and many place names. A key at top identifies 13 circles (the political divisions of Bohemia). There is a decorative title cartouche at top right filled with symbols of the region's might. An additional cartouche at bottom left includes two distance scales and the names of 12 districts around Prague.
On a sheet with a rosary beads watermark. The bottom margin has been trimmed away with a portion of the border missing. There are some small light stains and a 3" centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival materials.