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Blaeu Willem Janszoon ( 1571 - 1638 ) Amsterdam
Sveviae nova tabula
Artist: Blaeu Willem Janszoon ( - 1638 ) Amsterdam; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1630, 1571. technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; - condition: Very good; size (in cm): 37 x 48; - description: Map shows total Swabia.Swabia also Suabia or Svebia, is a cultural, historic and linguistic region in southwestern Germany. The name is ultimately derived from the medieval Duchy of Swabia, one of the German stem duchies, representing the territory of Alemannia, whose inhabitants interchangeably were called Alemanni or Suebi.A new Swabian League (Schwäbischer Bund) was formed in 1488, opposing the expansionist Bavarian dukes from the House of Wittelsbach and the revolutionary threat from the south in the form of the Swiss. The territory of Swabia as understood today emerges in the early modern period. It corresponds to the Swabian Circle established in 1512. The Old Swiss Confederacy was de facto independent from Swabia from 1499 as a result of the Swabian War, while the Margraviate of Baden had been detached from Swabia since the twelfth century. Fearing the power of the greater princes, the cities and smaller secular rulers of Swabia joined to form the Swabian League in the fifteenth century. The League was quite successful, notably expelling the Duke of Württemberg in 1519 and putting in his place a Habsburg governor, but the league broke up a few years later over religious differences inspired by the Reformation, and the Duke of Württemberg was soon restored.The region was quite divided by the Reformation. While secular princes such as the Duke of Württemberg and the … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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