A New and Correct Map of Germany, c. 1790, Bankes
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A New and Correct Map of Germany, c. 1790, Bankes

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A New and Correct Map of Germany, c. 1790, Bankes

 This region of various Germanic nations, referred to in this map simply as Germany, was a shining example of Enlightenment fervor. In places such as Prussia and Austria, music, literature, and more were transformed in this era. However, Enlightenment politics - specifically the French Revolution - would incite controversy and violence.

The Hapsburg Monarchy in Austria and the Kingdom of Prussia both recognized the dangers of the French Revolution. As great trade in the 18th century brought about the rise of the middle class, it was in the elite's best interest to stress their disapproval of the overthrow of the French king. In response, the young revolutionary France sought war against Austria. The war against France and the monarchies that joined Austria in battle is now known as the War of the First Coalition. Lasting from 1792 until 1797, it resulted in the defeat of the Germans. As his prize, the legendary Napoleon Bonaparte was given domination over Belgium and northern Italy 

This stunning original copperplate engraving is taken from Bankes' New System of Geography by Thomas Bankes.

- Onastasia Youssef

Sheet size: 15" x 9"

Condition: Some toning and foxing


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