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Helmuth von Moltke: Carta Topografica di Roma

Map: IT3340
 
Cartographer: Helmuth von Moltke
Title: Carta Topografica di Roma
Date: 1852
Published: Berlin
Width: 32 inches / 82 cm
Height: 40 inches / 102 cm
Map ref: IT3340
Description:
Folding map on two sheets showing Rome and its environs. The map is based on a new survey by Helmuth von Moltke.

Helmuth von Moltke the Elder was the Chief of the Prussian General Staff from 1857-1887 and credited as the architect of the Prussian victories of the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1. He is thought to be one of the foremost military officers and strategic thinkers of the 19th century.

Before he became a general officer, von Moltke travelled widely throughout Europe and the Ottoman world and was a reknowned surveyor and cartographer. This survey of Rome was made during his spell as the personal adjutant to Prince Henry of Prussia while on a tour of the city in 1845-6. Folded. [IT3340]