This is a scarce separate-issue 1828 map of Prussia by C. F. Weiland. Covering parts of the modern day nations of Poland, Lithuania and Germany, Prussia stretches across the map from Lower Rhine moving eastward, including Brandenburg and Sain xony, to East Prussia. The map notes towns, rivers, mountains, railroads, and various other important topographical details. Elevation throughout is rendered by hachure and political and territorial boundaries are outlined in color. Prussia attained its greatest importance in the 18th and 19th centuries when it dominated northern Germany politically, economically, and in population. The German Confederation, created in 1814, acted as a buffer zone between Austria and Prussia, its two largest and most powerful member states. Nonetheless the rivalry between the two powerful states increased until the break out of 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. This map was created by C. F. Weiland and published by the Weimar Geographical Institute.