Map of Denmark, c. 1860, Chambers
shawgalleries

Map of Denmark, c. 1860, Chambers

Regular price $85.00

Map of Denmark, c. 1860, Chambers

In the year of 1860, King Frederick VII enjoyed a popular rule. Despite his rampant alcoholism and tumultuous love life (rife with multiple marriages, mysterious affairs, and at least one illegitimate child), the king was well-loved by his people both for his kind treatment of those outside of the nobility and his appreciation of Danish culture and history. Most revolutionary, however, was his support of transitioning to a constitutional monarchy, although he was a strong leader who guided the country through the First Schleswig War. However, it was ultimately his inability to produce a legitimate heir that motivated Prussia's decision to strike in 1863 after Frederick's death as the country was helmed by the inexperienced Christian IX, who ultimately lost the southern region of Schleswig to the Prussians. 

Inspired by the Brockhaus Enzyklopadie, the Chambers Encyclopaedia was first published in 1859. It has been regarded as one of the most well-written and researched collections of the century. It was praised for its accurate maps, and engaging articles on a variety of subjects from religion, literature, science and more. Its popularity was so great that later editions were published throughout the 20th century. This map was engraved by W.H. McFarlane and published by W. & R. Chambers. From the Chambers Encycloapedia



- Onastasia Youssef

Sheet size: 10" x 12.5"

Condition: In excellent condition


More from this collection