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This is a beautifully detailed 1792 map of Swabia, Germany by Robert Wilkinson. It cover the region from Mannheim south to Oberstdorf and from the Rhine east as far as Augsburg. The map notes several important towns and cities, rivers, mountains and forests throughout.
Prior to the French Revolutionary Wars and the Congress of Vienna, the Holy Roman Empire's Circle of Swabia was bordered by Franconia, Bavaria, Palatinate, France and Switzerland. Since the Reformation, the region had been one of the most divided in Europe, with secular princes and Free Cities becoming Protestant, and the ecclesiastical territories (including the bishoprics of Augsburg, Konstanz and others) remaining Catholic, as did the territories belonging to the Habsburgs, Hohenzollerns and the Margrave of Baden-Baden. The Napoleonic Wars dissolved the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, leading to Germany's eventual consolidation in 1871. With a reputation for being extremely serious and hardworking, Swabia has produced many famous native sons-- Einstein, Brecht, Hegel, Kepler, and of course, Roland Emmerich.
Engraved by Thomas Conder and issued as plate no. 23 in the 1792 edition of Robert Wilkinson's General Atlas.
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