Copper engraving with original colour in outline printed on two sheets, joined in the lower part, dissected into 12 panels and mounted on original linen (Very Good, slightly stained, small chips in the margins, tiny holes in the linen, otherwise in a good condition), 57 x 65 cm (22.4 x 25.6 inches).
Rare postal folding map shows the postal routes in Germany and embraces the area between Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Osjek in Croatia and Konigsberg in Prussia. Marked are the postal routes for coaches, riders and special courriers, miles on the road and additional territories of Austria and also Prussian cities belonging to Germany.
Johann Walch (1757 - 1824) was one of the last great Augsburg engravers and is known for making several maps of Africa and America, in addition to plans of his hometown. His large-formant maps were produced in only limited quantities and tend to be relatively scarce.