Maps, Dalmatia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Habsburg Empire, Republic of Ragusa, Dubrovnik
"Carte von Dalmatien und dem Gebieth von Ragusa aus ächten Quellen gezogen und bearbeitet von É"
Herausgegeben von Joseph Schrevogel und Joseph Riedl 1810 Wien und Pest"
This oversize wall map measures (when the eight individual sheets are assembled) 85,5 x 225 cm (ca. 33.7 x 88.6")
Map is surrounded by an ornamental bordure.
To pour, right away, water into the wine: We have only six of the eight sheets.
Sheets Nr. 3 and Nr. 7 are missing. We have waited while trying several years hoping to complete the map. But we were unsuccessful. We are sure that there must be colleagues or private persons who happen to have just these missing links, who would be willing to offer us sheets 3 and 7.
The numbering of sheets are peculiar on this map: Normally sheet 1 to 4 would form the upper row from left to right and sheets 5 to 8 would be placed in the lower row.
Here sheet 1 is placed in the lower right with title and print details. Above sheet 1 is sheet 2. Sheet 3 (here missing), is in the lower row next to sheet 1. Above it is sheet 4. Then sheet 5, and above it sheet 6. Then sheet 7 (here missing), and above it in the upper left corner sheet 8. All sheets bear Roman numbers.
The map was cartographed, and the geographical names of places, islands, mountains, etc. this entire part of Dalmatia was part of the Habsburg Empire. The Italians were heirs to the long lasting Venetian rule in the area. The elites in Dalmatia spoke Italian and felt Italian, although the Italian population amounted to less than 3%. All this explains why this map was created in Vienna and why the place names on it are in the Italian and in the German languages.
There is another specialty with regard to this map: It shows the boundaries of the "Stato di Ragusa" or the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik). When this map was published in 1810 the Republic of Ragusa had actually vanished from existence. It actually ended officially in 1808, when Napoleon and his troops dissolved the city state - after more than 500 years from 1358-1808! Ragusa (Dubrovnik) was a Mediterranean Trade Capital, proud, successful and wealthy, flourished especially in the 15th and 16th centuries.
There are only few maps and hardly any as precise and well cartographed of the Republic of Ragusa as this one.
Original antique print
All maps have a vertical centerfold with very light toning along centerfold.
The outer edges of the maps have a natural uneveness of handmade paper.
Some spotting and smudges in the margins. Heavy paper.
Measurement of the entire map (including the missing sheets):
85,5 x 225 cm (ca. 33.7 x 88.5")
The individual sheets measure (margins not included): Ca. 43 x 55 cm (ca. 16.9 x 21.6") interior design, wall decoration, ideas, idea, gift ideas, present, vintage, charming, special, decoration, home interior, living room design