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Fantastical Map

”Charte von dem Quelle der Wünsche und den Ländern welche dessen Ströme durchfließen, zum Besten derer entworfen welche Wünsche zum Neuenjahre bedürfen.”

The map illustrates fantastical countries of dreams and wishes, streaked by rivers and mountains: There is for example the land of Love, the land of Calamity, the land of Needs, the land of Greed a. o.

Copper engraving with contemporary colour, by Johann G.I. Breitkopf (1719-1754), Leipzig 1779.

Cartouche bottom right corner: „Der Landkarten-Satzes 3ter Versuch. a.d. Breitk. Buchdr., in Leipzig 1779“

Size: 19 cm x 19 cm

The map has an old vertical fold, slightly smoothed, altogether very good condition. Rare!

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