Post-Charte Der Kaiserlich Koniglichen Erblanden. Durch Herrn Abbe Georg, Ignaz Freyherrn von Mezburg Kas. Konigl Professor der Mathematique an der Universitet in Wien gestochen von Mansfeld. Cum Priv. Sac. Caes. Maiest
- Germany : [publisher not identified], 1782.
- Physical description
- 1 map ; 105 x 155 cm
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- Scale approximately 1:1,300,000.
- Engraved postal map of all of the Austrian dominions. This is the "mother" of all the postal maps of the Austrian monarchy, it extends north from Berlin and Warsaw to Rome in the south, from Paris in the west to Bucharest in the east. "The first map of the entire monarchy after more than half a century" (Austria Picta, p. 100). On sheet 105x155.5, dissected into 16 sections 26x39, backed with linen, created by Georg Ignaz Freiherr von Metzburg on the scale of 1: 1,300,000 in 1782. Engraved by Johann Ernst Mansfeld. Shown on this map are 16 post stations on the line between Salzburg and Vienna. Shows postal routes, administrative boundaries, cities, towns, villages, roads and landmarks. Relief shown pictorially. Includes a title cartouche with decorated coat of arms of Austria / Lorraine, an open two- horse carriage passes, and people are sitting in the car. The coachman wears a posthorn that dangles on a belt hanging from his back. The scenes depicted the theme of travel, and the map contributes to the understanding of the history of the postal service by showing the equipment and means of transport of travelers. Symbols show single, one and one half, and double post deliveries which we assume refers to frequency of delivery.
- Separate Map.
- Phillips, A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 517a, Shirley, T,Fe-1c.
- Pub list no.: 11707.000.
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