De L'Isle Philippe Buache Engraved cooper map of Germany Allemagne 1788
Important map of Guillaume de L'Isle corrected by Philippe Buache and edited by Dezauche in 1800 .This map is full of interesting historical fact , one is the state of the political situation just prior the Alliance of 3 which was formed to maintain the balance of power in Europe, particularly with regards to France and Russia, and the potentially unstable regions of the Baltics, the Balkans and the Netherlands. Prussia, on the other hand, was hoping for some territorial gains in the Baltic region, through war (with Russia) or diplomacy (from the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth), or a combination of the above. With regards to the Balkans, the Triple Alliance aimed at restraining the Russian Empire, as well as the Austrian Empire, then in alliance (Austro-Russian alliance), and there were expectations of a war between the Alliance and Russia (and possibly Austria) around 1791.Overall a fascinating map to study. The King’s name is removed from the title ( cartouche )and De l’Isle and Buache are referred to as First Geographers to the Academy of Science, rather than the King since we are now in the consulate's Napoleon era. It would make a great set framed on a wall .
26.3/4 x 21 inches , cooper plate engraving .Condition report: Good condition; light toning and occasional faint age spots; some marginal handling marks .