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Description

The First Atlas of Bohemia

Fine separately published set of 13 maps, based upon Muller's large map of Bohemia, but with significant improvements.

We locate a description of the atlas in the Austrian National Encyclopeia for 1835.

Condition Description
Original slip case. Maps dissected and laid on linen, each numbered on the outside with the mark of crown and prior owner's monogram.
Peter Franza Biography

The publisher, bookseller and printer Petr Franza the elderworked in Prague between 1800-1830.

In the years 1819-1830 he led the company together with his son Petr Franz, the younger who took over after his death.

Franz's maps of the 16 Czech regions along with Chebsk were probably published around 1802. They were based on Müller's map of Bohemia.  The names of the engravers are listed on some maps with Johann Christoph Berndt (1707-1798)  the primary engraver.