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1742 Henerichs Map of Germany

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1742 Henerichs Map of Germany



  1742 (undated)     6.5 x 7 in (16.51 x 17.78 cm)     1 : 7469000


A scarce 1742 miniature map of greater Germany by German historian Benjamin Hederichs. This map covers the entirety of those lands traditionally occupied by Germanic peoples, from the Blatic Coast to the Gulf of Venice and from Holland and Belgium to Poland. Numerous place names noted. Decorative allegorical title cartouche in the lower left quadrant. Published for Hederichs 1742 Anleitung zu den fürnehmsten historischen.


Benjamin Hederichs (December 12, 1675 - July 18, 1748) was a German historian and editor. He was born in Geithain and studied at the Besuch der Fürstenschule Grimma and afterwards pursued further studies in Leipzig and Wittenberg. In 172 he worked as a monastic teacher and later rector in Großenhain. Hederich produced numerous dictionaries and textbooks and contributed studies to others in chronology, genealogy, heraldry, numismatics, and diplomacy. More by this mapmaker...


Hederichs, B. M. Rect. Schol. Hayn., Anleitung zu den fürnehmsten historischen (Berlin: Ben. Christoph Gottleib Nicol) 1742.    


Good. Some foxing. Original Folds. Blank on verso.