1786 Sotzmann Map of Berlin, Germany

Berlin-sotzmann-1786
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Grundriss der Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin im Jahre 1786 von neuen zusammengetragen und gestochen durch D. F. Sotzmann.
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1786 Sotzmann Map of Berlin, Germany

Berlin-sotzmann-1786

Rare plan of Berlin.

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Title


Grundriss der Königl. Residenzstädte Berlin im Jahre 1786 von neuen zusammengetragen und gestochen durch D. F. Sotzmann.
  1786 (dated)    13 x 17.5 in (33.02 x 44.45 cm)     1 : 16000

Description


An extremely scarce 1786 map of Berlin, Germany by F. Nicolai and D. F. Sotzmann. This appears to be a first edition. Centered on the Spree River, this map covers central Berlin and the surrounding farmland as it existed in the late 18th century. Streets, city blocks, and important buildings are labeled. Soltzmann also introduces the innovative and uncommon labeling technique of using different forms of hachuring to identify urban zones. In all there are 10 different forms of hachuring, each representing a different part of the city. A key to this appears below the title in the upper right. Soltzmann issued another edition of this map, with similar but updated cartography and a more detailed key in 1798.

Condition


Good. Originally folded with considerable wear along old fold lines. Since flattened and backed on archive tissue. Minor loss at some fold intersections.

References


Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin: B 54/1786/2. OCLC 254073748.