The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola
The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (German: Die Ehre deß Hertzogthums Crain, Slovene: Slava vojvodine Kranjske) is Johann Weikhard von Valvasor's most important work on history and natural history of his homeland Carniola, on the territory of the central part of present-day Slovenia and Istria in Croatia.
Concerned that outsiders did not know his region well enough, he undertook the presentation of Carniola in words and pictures, installing a copperplate workshop at his Bogenšperk Castle near Litija and publishing collections of his work.
Written in German, The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola was published in 1689 in Nuremberg in 15 volumes. It was lavishly illustrated with 528 copperplate engravings. It is an encyclopedia of natural history, customs and folklore, history, and the topography of a region that makes up a large part of present-day Slovenia. From 2009 until 2012, it was translated into Slovene.
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