Country description

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As Landesbeschreibung early forms of geographical were land survey indicated. From the 17th century on, it was understood to be a collection of topographic maps combined with textual descriptions of landscapes and cities.

Well-known works of this genre include a .:

The (still differently named) predecessors of these compilations can be:

The New Country Description of the Southern Danish Provinces by Heinrich Rantzau (around 1570) should be understood more in an economic sense .

Current works also have the character of earlier descriptions of the country, e.g. B. the Historical Atlas of Bavaria .

See also:

Individual evidence

  1. ^ New editions: Ulrici Campelli Raetiae alpestris topographica descriptio (= sources on Swiss history. Vol. 7). Edited by Christian Immanuel Kind . F. Schneider, Basel 1884; (Paperback) (= Historical Print Editions ). British Library, [London] 2011, ISBN 978-1-241-46377-9 (Latin). - In addition: Third and fourth appendix to Ulrich Campell's topography of Graubünden. (= Supplement to the annual report of the Natural Research Society of Graubünden. New series. Vol. 42–44, 1898 / 1899–1900 / 1901 ). Edited by Traugott Schiess. J. Casanova's printing press, Chur 1900, OCLC 889865375 (Latin-German).
  2. ^ De Alpibus commentarius. The Alps. Editing, translating, explaining and introducing v. Alfred Steinitzer. With one hundred and twelve illustrations. Gesellschaft Alpiner Buchfreunde, Munich 1931, OCLC 504343489 (first comprehensive description of the Alps).