Mapping Modernity

14. Oesterreichischen Monarchie

23 October 2023

Ethnographic map Austrian monarchy

Karl von Czoernig, the chief statistical officer of Austria, used this map to envision a restored Habsburg order after the national uprisings of 1848. The multiplicity of nationalities here does not yet rule out political unity, nor do the 14 language branches here cross imperial borders.

K. Freiherr von Czoernig, Ethnographische Karte der Oesterreichischen Monarchie, Wien 1855, in four sheets. Wikimedia Commons, 103 x 142 cm.