Copper engraving, originally dissected in 36 segments and mounted on linen, 87 x 129 cm (34.2 x 50.8 inches), housed in a contemporary slipcase with marbled paper boards and brown spine with embossed black title and horizontal lines, original publisher’s label mounted on the cover, two old labels on the spines (Very Good, contemporary trimmed to the neat-line, old private library stamps on the cover, slipcase slightly scuffed on edges).
A detailed large folding map, accompanied by a contemporary slipcase, showcases Vienna and its surroundingsin the time of Napoleon, in 1809.
There were 11 states of this map, this being a rare 9th state, representing the Napoleon’s headquarters and an island named after him.
This example, accompanied by a contemporary marbled paper case, comes from a library of a noble family and bears a stamp with initials MB with a superpositioned crown and an inventory number under the title and on the slipcase.
References: Johannes Dörflinger, Österreichische Karten des 18. Jahrhunderts, 1984, pp. 284-286.