Prussian Dominions by John Thomson

Prussian Dominions by John Thomson

Code: 50028

£95.00 Approx $116.56, €108.08

Author: Thomson, John

Publisher: New General Atlas

Date published: 1830

Copper engraving with original full hand colouring. Overall sheet size: 67.3cms x 54cms. Image size: 593mm x 499mm. Centrefold as published. One small area of thinning only noticeable when held up to the light else very good condition.In 1815 Prussia emerged from the Napoleonic Wars and the Congress of Vienna as the dominant Germanic power. Its new borders included much of the Kingdom of Saxony, Rhineland, and Poland. Highly detailed, beautifully engraved and with the states delineated by full wash colouring this is a superb map. John Thomson was one of the leading exponents of the Edinburgh school of cartography which reached its zenith between 1800 and 1830. Thomson & his contemporaries such as Pinkerton and Cary redefined European cartography by abandoning such 18th century decorative elements as elaborate title cartouches and fantastic beasts in favour of detail and accuracy. Thomson's principle works include the Thomson's New General Atlas published from 1814 though 1827 (from which this map originates) and his Atlas of Scotland. The Atlas of Scotland, a work of groundbreaking detail and dedication would eventually bankrupt the Thomson firm in 1830. His maps are prized today for the quality of their detail, their size and the attractiveness of the original colouring.