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Hungary (northeast sheet)

(Hungary, Kingdom of.) Northeast sheet. With the essential parts of the counties on this side of and beyond the Tisa and northern Transylvania. With text cartouche with classification of the counties. Map 1 : 1,200,000 by Friedrich Wilhelm Streit in steel engraving colored in outline by Albert Rolle (Justus Albert/Albert Justin Rolle, immigrated to the US before 1850, he became head engraver with the US Coast Survey; c. 1816 – 1869). Berlin, Natorff, 1835. 9¼ × 12¼-12⅜ in (23.5 × 31-31.5 cm).

Sheet II of the four-part map of Hungary. – Northwest & southwest sheet with title, signs and symbols, and miles indicator cartouches included in copy. – In the west still with Leutschau and Rosenau, in the south up to Großwardein and Bistritz. Of Galicia bordering north of the Carpathians Jasliska, Lutowiska with the headwaters of the Dniester, Stanislowo/Tymienica, and Vyzhnytsia are to be mentioned as well as the Bukovina. – In the left center Tokaj. – Opened up by any conceivable aspects as e. g. artificial roads with and without express posts, postal stations, country roads, channels, crossings, sluices, bridges, and mineral sources.

Streit (Ronneburg, Thuringia, 1772 – Berlin 1839), retired Prussian major, is reckoned as one of the leading pioneers of modern surveying which ultimately was a matter of only the 2nd half of the century. The value of his maps lies in their working like strategic maps as reliable, most richly exploited traffic maps.

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