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SCHEDA, JOSEPH - General-Karte Von Europa in 25 Blättern

Wien / Vienna, 1859. Slipcase. Book, Joseph Scheda's (1815-1888) notorious folding 'General Map of Europe', being the first full-colour lithographed European map. This being the revised second edition, overseen by Scheda himself and published 1859. 150 dissected colour lithograph leaves mounted onto 25 linen sheets (each measuring c. 40x50 cm.), covering the whole of Europe including the Urals and Caspian Sea, and North Africa. As a whole the map measures c. 200x250 cm. Cartouche on Sheet I, and tables showing populations and military strength on Sheet XXV. Joseph Scheda was a geographer and cartographer who rose to the rank of Major-General in the Austrian Army and directed the cartographic department of the Military Geographical Institute in Vienna. The individual folded maps are housed in a chemise and quarter red morocco slipcase with gilt to front. Staining to a number of linen backs. Fair.
EUR 350.00 [Appr.: US$ 396.59 | £UK 304.5 | JP¥ 43929] Book number 9623

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