Kosler’s map, Map of Slovene Land and Provinces (1853), 33” x 29”, Ancient oak

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This great map is ready for your wall.

Overall size: 33” x 29”/ 83.5 x 74 cm

Map is made on cotton canvas with antique, pull down style Slovenian oak frame. There is an Iron hanger hidden at the back of the wooden header.
This is finest reproduction of Kosler’s map original dated back in 1853.

Zemljovid Slovenske dežele in pokrajin (English: “Map of Slovene Land and Provinces”, commonly known as Kosler’s Map), made from 1848 until 1852 during the Spring of Nations by the Carniolan lawyer and geographer Peter Kosler, was the first map of the Slovene Lands. It was also the first Slovene map with all the text written in Gaj’s Latin alphabet.[1] August Knorr printed the map in 1852, with the planned publication in January 1853, but the Austrian military authorities confiscated his output; the map first became available to the public only in 1861 in Vienna.[2] Kosler was also briefly imprisoned by the Austrian authorities for this reason.

Peter Kosler or Kozler (16 February 1824 – 16 April 1879) was a Carniolan lawyer, geographer, cartographer, activist, and businessman. He was of ethnic German origin, but also identified with Slovene culture and advocated the peaceful coexistence of the Slovene and German cultures in Carniola.

Kosler was born in Koče, a village south of Kočevje in Gottschee County, in what was then the Austrian Kingdom of Illyria, and is now Slovenia. He is best known for creating the first map of the Slovene Lands, called Zemljovid Slovenske dežele in pokrajin (Map of the Slovene Land and Provinces). Made already from 1848 until the end of 1852, it was published only in 1861. Despite this, it had a significant impact in the time of the Slovene national awakening.

Born in a relatively well-to-do family, Kosler made a fortune with beer brewing and was the founder of the Union Brewery. He gave large amounts of money to support Slovenian cultural associations and institutions. He was close to the conservative Old Slovene political movement.

Kosler bought Cekin Mansion just outside the center of Ljubljana and renovated it in a neoclassical style. Today, the mansion houses the National Museum of Contemporary History. The Koslers also owned a mansion (Slovene: Kozlerjeva palača) in the center of Ljubljana, close to Congress Square (Kongresni trg) and Čop Street (Čopova ulica), which was regarded as one of the finest Baroque buildings in the city. The building was slated for demolition in 1956 and torn down by the Communist authorities in 1961 in order to widen the nearby street, which caused a public outcry and marked a milestone in the development of postwar urban development in Ljubljana. According to an interview with art historian Damjan Prelovšek in October 2006, trees now grow at the site of the former building, demonstrating that its demolition was a political decision and unnecessary in order to widen the street.

Kosler also owned a plot of land in the Ljubljana Marshes known as Kosler’s Thicket (Slovene: Kozlerjeva gošča). During World War II, the plot was used as a mass grave for victims of the Slovenian Home Guard torturer and killer Franc Frakelj. Kosler died in Ljubljana and is buried at Žale cemetery in Ljubljana. In 1999, a Slovenian postal stamp was dedicated to Kosler.

The most simple & elegant wall decoration for your home or office. It’s unique, stylish, modern, industrial & rustic – will perfectly match with your lifestyle and interior design.

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Unique wall decoration for your home, office or any other place. Depending on the context, it may provide you a modern or vintage, industrial or rustic, simple or luxurious tribute, that will perfectly match your lifestyle and compliment your interior design.

Instead of a dull photo or a painting on your wall, this map is an exclusive masterpiece, that will instantly charm your guests or visitors looking at the whole new world in front of them. It is the perfect combination of aesthetics and style.

Put on some practical value to your piece of art, by tracking your previous travels or planning new adventures. Travel back in time by studying the maps of great explorers, see how they envisioned the world and document it for many generations to follow.

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Map Material

Cotton Canvas

4 reviews for Kosler’s map, Map of Slovene Land and Provinces (1853), 33” x 29”, Ancient oak

  1. William (verified owner)

    I love this map!! Super high quality, even the tiniest details are crystal clear, and it shipped and arrived nice and quick.

  2. Anthony (verified owner)

    Good service.

  3. Nicholas (verified owner)

    Absolutely perfect! Shipping was much quicker than expected and the quality is fantastic.

  4. Paul (verified owner)

    Holy moly! Not only is the map amazing, but the customer service was top notch.

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