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Description: This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Franconia, Central Germany - stretching from Fulde to Brandenburg south to Bavaria - was published by Robert Du Vaugondy in his 1757 edition of Atlas Universal, Paris.
Franconia: commonly refers to the eastern part of the historic Duchy of Franconia in Germany, mainly represented by the Bavarian administrative districts of Lower Franconia (Unterfranken, capital city: Würzburg), Middle Franconia (Mittelfranken, capital city: Ansbach), and Upper Franconia (Oberfranken, capital city: Bayreuth). Due to the respective local East Franconian German dialects, the adjacent northeastern parts of the Heilbronn-Franken region in Baden-Württemberg, parts of Thuringia south of the Rennsteig ridge, and a small part of Hesse (Gersfeld) also count as Franconian regions.
The two largest cities of Franconia are Nuremberg and Würzburg. Though located on the southeastern periphery of the area, the Nuremberg metropolitan area is often identified as the economic and cultural centre of Franconia. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - White Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Pink, green, blue, yellow General color appearance: - Authentic Paper Size: - 26 1/2in x 19 3/4in (670mm x 505mm) Plate size: - 22 3/4in x 19in (580mm x 490mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light age toningPlate area: - None Verso: - None