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348 maps from the Reymann series dated variously from 1822 to 1880. (This Reymann set is complete at 350 sheets, however it appears that later in the 19th century the set was expanded to 796 sheets). The original set was 313 sheets and we added 35 sheets to complete the set. Most sheets dissected and folded with name and number on tab at edge. Obj dimensions are sheet size. "The map series is the first complete topographic map for the whole of Germany. In 1806 the planning chamber inspector G.D. Reymann started to create this map series. In 1836 the 142nd single sheet was completed. Parts of northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, northern Austria, Hungary and Germany were completed. In 1846 the Reymann's Special Card was taken over by Verlag C Flemming. The Prussian military praised the level of detail. The Prussian King is said to have been enthusiastic about the accuracy of the maps. In the Franco-Prussian War of 1870/71 the Prussian officers were given the cards. In 1874 the topographic maps were passed on to the Prussian General Staff. A total of 796 single sheets for all of Central Europe, from Alencon (France) to Minsk (Soviet Union) or Arhus (Denmark) to Trento (Austria-Hungary). A single sheet was 34 x 23 cm in size and with a terrain representation in mountain lines. Heights, rivers and towns, even the smallest villages are shown on the map. This was not done in the case of Switzerland and Austria-Hungary. The map was designed based on the cone projection. The special card is the predecessor of the TÜK200 and can also be seen as the predecessor of the German general card from MairDumont. The Reymann's Special card is unfortunately quite unknown to cartographers and historians. This is hard to believe in view of Gottfried Reymann's cartographic work and the importance of maps in the 19th century. The maps are very accurate and range from Paris to Minsk. For historians and for genealogy, these maps can be considered one of the most important sources of information of the 19th century. The Prussian military had a great military advantage through Reymann and later Flemming and took over cartography from 1874." (Landkartenarchiv.de, October 2020)