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Fine regional map of the region between the Danube and the Adriatic, centered on Bosnia and Herzegovina and extending from Croatia in the West to Serbia in the East.

The map shows towns, castles, villages, camps, battlegrounds, streets, bridle trails, mines, woods, rivers, hills etc. The elaborate key identifies the use of 18 different symbols on the map.

Excellently engraved, this scarce map was the best large-scale cartography of the area available for nearly the next 100 years.

Franz Anton Schraembl Biography

Schraembl was born and worked in Vienna, where he was a mapmaker in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He began his business in 1787, partnering with Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly. He is best known for his large format atlas, the Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas. The atlas was finished in 1800, after twenty years of compilation and composition--it was the first Austrian world atlas. While a notable work, the atlas did not sell well, plunging Schraembl into financial difficulty. In response, Schraembl expanded his offerings to include literature and art. Upon his death, Schraembl's firm was taken over by his widow, Johanna, and her brother, Karl Robert Schindelmayer. From 1825, it was run by Franz Anton's son, Eduard.