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Fantastic allegorical map of the "Kingdom of Estate," a road map for political Europe.

The map shows the course of the "Stream of Passion," which, when joined with the "Stream of Vice," flows into the "Swamp of Political Death." The "Mountain Chain of Striving for Freedom," has four roads, which lead to the cities of despotism, democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy. In the far north is the "blissful area," with the pantheon of the successful.

This great piece was published in a set of ten allegorical maps as part of Franz Johan Joseph von Reilly's Bibliothek der Scherze mit einem satyrisch-allegorischen Atlasse. This "Library of Humorous Remarks" included various fantastical and moralistic maps. Among the maps published were charts of narcissism, love, honor, power, knowledge, laziness, and commerce, as well as a "general map of the moral world."

Condition Description
Original hand-color in outline. Minor foxing. Backed on card.