This is a fine example of Conrad Malte-Brun's 1843 map of the Germanic Confederation. The map covers Germany from Holsteto the Adriatic Sea. A table along the right margin lists the states comprising the Germanic Confederation. The modern day countries of Poland, Czech Republic and Austria are included.After the defeat of Napoleon, the Congress of Vienna created The German Confederation to coordinate the economies of these separate but culturally related German-speaking countries. The Confederation acted as a buffer zone between Austria and Prussia, the two largest and most powerful member states. Nonetheless the rivalry between the two powerful states increased until it finally broke out into the Austro-Prussian War. Prussia won the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 which ultimately led to the collapse of the German Confederation. A few years later, in 1871, most of the former Confederation states were folded into the newly proclaimed German empire. Boundaries are color coded according to states and districts. Various cities, towns, rivers, lakes and other topographical details are marked, with relief shown by hachure. This map was issued as plate nos. 48 and 49 in Conrad Malte-Brun's 1843 Precis de la Geographie Universelle.