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Stock# 60144
Description

Rare Separately Published Map of Prachatice District From The First Atlas of Bohemia

Rare regional map of the Prachatice District, covering the southwestern portion of the modern Czech Republic.

The atlas contained 13 maps, and was based upon Muller's large map of Bohemia, but with significant improvements.

The title of the atlas is Kreis=Charten des Konigreichs Behmen nach Muller's Charte entworfen und verlegt von Peter Franza.

Rarity

This is the first separate example of the map we have seen on the market.

Condition Description
Minor foxing and toning.
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.