Karte von Asien.
$1400 / ≈ €1330
Franz Johann Josef von Reilly (Vienna 18 august 1766 - 6 july 1820) was active as geographer, journalist, book and art dealer. In 1792 he created his geographical Komptoir and was extremely prolific, producing no less than 830 maps. In 1796 he published his large Deutscher Atlas which was the first world atlas produced by an Austrian. His Allgemeiner Post atlas (1799) was the first post route atlas at all. As a writer von Reilly became particularly famous by his Sinngedichte and his poetic work Noradin (1813), which falsely is often attributed to J. J. Polt.
In this map the Bering Straits are named Cooks Strasse, marking Cook's third voyage (1776-1780). Further south, the Aleutian chain is clearly recognizable, but the size of its constituent island is greatly exaggerated. In the north-west, Novaya Zemlya is correctly represented as two islands.
Reference: Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 213.
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