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GRAZ: Plan der Provinzial Hauptstadt Graz im Herzogthume Steyermark

450.00

Lithograph printed on two joined sheets 58 x 69 cm (22.8 x 27.2 inches) (minor staining, tiny tears in the margins, overall in a good condition).

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A rare separately issued lithographed map represents Graz and its surroundings. The detailed lines showcase separate buildings, gardens, alleys and streets before the destruction of the old city walls and enlargement of the city in the mid 19th century. 115 marked buildings are famous houses, places, castles and factories in the city.

Sigmund Carl Reindl was an Austrian state official and surveyor, who lived and worked in Graz in Styria.

The map was published by Joseph Franz Kaiser (1786 – 1859), a Graz-based lithographer and stationary seller, who is known for his maps and views. His most famous work is the so called Alte Kaiser-Suite, a series of lithographed views of Styrian towns and castles, which is today a valuable source of historical information on the places.

The map is very rare and we could not find any institutional examples. Museum für Geschichte (History Museum) in Graz houses a version from 1836.

References: Schematismus für Steyermark und Kärnten: für d. Jahr …. 1823, p. 309.

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