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Postal & Military Map of Poland

Extremely rare separately issued map of Poland and Prussia, published by Friedrich Campe in Nuremberg.

The map was compiled by Johann Ernst Knittel of Nuremberg, who also created a postal map of Germany in 1810, a postal map of Hungary and Siebenburgen in 1812 and 1815, a postal map of Russia in 1812 and maps of the Turkish Empire (1817, 1821) and China (1818).

This fine 2 sheet map provides an extremely detailed depiction of the Post and Military Roads in the region. In addition, the map differentiates between 9 different types of post roads, with a key at the right identifying the symbol for each of the 9 different types of post roads.

This map was without question one of the most detailed and accurate postal maps of the region published at the beginning of the 19th Century.

Rarity

The map is extremely rare. 

We locate only the examples in the National Library of Poland, University of Saschen Library, Bavarian State Library and State Library of Passau.

Condition Description
Minor discoloration at folds.