CARTE DU GOUVERNEMENT MILITAIRE DE L'EMPIRE, OU ON FAIT CONNOITRE LA PUISSANCE DE CET ILUSTRE CORPS, ET L'ORDRE QUE L'ON OBSERVE POUR LES REPARTITIONS DES ETATS SOUVERAINS, AINSI QUE L'ORDRE DU GOUVERNEMENT PARTICULIER DES CERCLES [...].

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Henri Chatelain


Carte du Gouvernement Militaire de l'Empire, ou on Fait Connoitre la Puissance de cet Ilustre Corps, et l'Ordre que l'on Observe pour les Repartitions des Etats Souverains, ainsi que l'Ordre du Gouvernement Particulier des Cercles [...].

Copper plate engraving printed on fine laid paper, 1720
18 1/2 x 25" (470 x 635 mm) plus margins.
Fair condition with the exception of a small tear in corner crease in the bottom right corner. Tape residue in bottom section of sheet. Creases in sheet where it has been folded to fit into atlas. Black and white.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 36542
Price: $75.00
Publisher : Published in Amsterdam by L’Honore & Chatelain.
This impressive map is a wonderful example of Chatelain’s elegant charts. Included in the 1720 edition of Atlas Historique, published by Chatelain in Amsterdam, this large chart is the twenty-fourth plate in volume two. This handsome plate is comprised of 11 small inset maps including a large central map covering the whole of Germany and others showing different regions. Charts of Bavaria, Swabia, Austria, Saxony, and Franconia are also included. There is a lengthy table providing information on the ‘cercles’ of the empire and numerous descriptive texts recounting the history of the regional governments. This fine map is a wonderful example from Chatelain’s important text. By combining a wealth of information and geographical observation, with delicate engraving and an uncomplicated composition, this elegant map is a quintessential example from the golden age of French mapmaking. Maps

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