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Description

Fine large format map of Ireland, based upon the maps of Thomas Kitchin and John Rocque, published by Schraembl in Vienna in 1787.

A striking map, showing towns, roads, rivers, lakes, mountains, islands and a host of other details.

The size of towns and types or roads are noted with different symbols, including two different types of post roads.

Includes a large decorative title cartouche.

 

Franz Anton Schraembl Biography

Schraembl was born and worked in Vienna, where he was a mapmaker in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He began his business in 1787, partnering with Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly. He is best known for his large format atlas, the Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas. The atlas was finished in 1800, after twenty years of compilation and composition--it was the first Austrian world atlas. While a notable work, the atlas did not sell well, plunging Schraembl into financial difficulty. In response, Schraembl expanded his offerings to include literature and art. Upon his death, Schraembl's firm was taken over by his widow, Johanna, and her brother, Karl Robert Schindelmayer. From 1825, it was run by Franz Anton's son, Eduard.