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Monumental Postal Map of Eastern Europe Published in Trieste

Remarkable large format map of Eastern Europe, providing a detailed view of the postal routes across various European territories.  

A notable feature of the map is its depiction of Poland and the city of Warsaw, which, after annexation by Prussia and subsequent liberation by Napoleon’s army, became the capital of the Duchy of Warsaw from 1807 to 1815. This particular portrayal of Warsaw offers a snapshot of a significant moment in Polish history.

Heymann’s map is an important historical record, meticulously documenting the postal routes and political landscapes of its time.  

Ignaz Heymann Biography

Ignaz Heymann (1765-1815) was an Austrian postmaster, publisher, and cartographer active in Italy during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Born in Karansebes, which is now in modern Romania, he moved to Milan at age 7. As a young man, Heymann attended the Jesuit College of Brera. His travels across Italy, from Florence to Venice and finally Gorizia, led to a position with the local tax regulatory commission. He later joined the postal service in Trieste but was forced to relocate to Vienna in 1809 due to the Napoleonic occupation. Heymann retired in 1811 after a 25-year tenure with the postal service, having been honored with the Große Goldene Civil-Verdienstmedaille (Great Golden Civil Merit Medal) for his service to the Habsburg Empire. He is known for his extensive cartographic work, beginning with studies in 1797 and producing numerous maps thereafter, primarily depicting the Habsburg Empire and Italy.