59 - A Road Map for your Love Live - If you Read German

Past Affection Farm, take a left at the River of Tears

In the 18th century, sentimental cartography was very much à la mode, with this map as one of the finer examples. ‘Das Reich der Liebe’ (‘the Empire of Love’) by Johann Gottlob Immanuel Breitkopf, was published in Leipzig in 1777. In a brief explanatory, it describes how pilgrims set out from the Land of Youth, where are located the sources of the rivers Joy and Wish and may end up in any of six other countries.


Below the map is a listing of the place-names in German and an attempt at English translation:   

 Das Reich der Liebe -The Empire of Love

Zweyter Landchartensatz-Versuch - Second Attempt at Map-making

LAND DER JUGEND: LAND OF YOUTH

  • Der Liebeswald The Forest of Love
  • Küssfeld Kiss Field
  • Tändelspiel Flirting Game
  • Reizenstein Charm Castle
  • Fluss der Wünsche Stream of Wishes
  • Sorgenlos Worry-Free
  • Freudenheim Joy’s Home
  • Schönhausen Beautiful House
  • Quell der Freuden Source of Joy
  • Süsserblick Sweet Look 
  • Witzingen Wisecrack Place
  • Reichenbach Rich River
  • Warnungsstein Warning Castle
  • LAND DER RUHE: LAND OF REST

  • Schlafmütze Nightcap
  • Grossvaterstadt Grandfather City
  • Gleichmuth Equanimity
  • Mannesinn Manly Place
  • LAND DER TRAURENDEN LIEBE: LAND OF MOURNING LOVE

  • Wuthheim Anger’s Home
  • Thränenfluss Flood of Tears
  • Grillenberg Whim Mountain
  • Thränenbach River of Tears
  • Klagenhöle Complaint Place
  • Das hoffnungslose Gebürge Hopeless Mountains
  • Verachtung Loathing
  • Strenge Strict Place
  • Morass des Tiefsinss Swamp of Profundity
  • Werthershain Werther’s Grove
  • Wüste der Schwermuth Desert of Melancholy
  • LAND DER LÜSTE: LAND OF LUST

  • Krankenthal Illness Valley
  • Schwachheim Weak Home
  • Taumelsfeld Intoxication Field
  • Der Schwalgerfluss Smoking River (?)
  • Sinnenlust Lechery
  • Lazareth Hospital
  • LAND DER GLÜCKLICHEN LIEBE: LAND OF HAPPY LOVE

  • Lustwald Lust Wood
  • Erhörung Answered Prayers
  • Fröhliche Aussicht Pleasant Prospect
  • Genuss Enjoyment
  • Zärtlichkeit Tenderness
  • Gute Zeit Good Times
  • Gunsthoff Affection Farm
  • Sättigung Satisfaction
  • Wahre Liebe True Love
  • Berg der Einwilligung Compliance Mountain
  • Freudensbronn Fountain of Joy
  • Kinderseegen Quiverful of Children
  • Ehstandshafen Marriage Harbour
  • Stadt der Belohnung Reward City
  • Wonnestadt Bliss Town
  • Seelenruh Peace of Mind
  • Feststadt Party Town
  • Vergnügtes Hölzgen Joyful Wood
  • LAND DER HAGESTOLZE: BACHELOR COUNTRY

  • Dummheidsdorf Stupidity Town
  • Korbgebe Rejection Place
  • Aergerniss Irritation
  • Kaltsinn Indifference
  • Verachtungsau Place of Contempt
  • Eckel Reprehensibility
  • Gebürge des Alters Old Age Mountains 
  • Scheidung Separation
  • Hass Hate
  • Unwill Obstinacy
  • Zänkershall Wrangler Hall
  • Verdrüssliche Heide Exasperation Heath
  • Todtenweilern Hamlet of Death
  • Meer der Verzweiflung Sea of Doubt 
  • LAND DER FIXEN IDEEEN: LAND OF OBSESSIONS

  • Seufzerslur Place of Sighs
  • Verlangenau Desire Town
  • Unruh Unrest
  • Stadt der Träume City of Dreams
  • Brücke der Hoffnung Bridge of Hope
  • Untreu Disloyalty
  • Süsser Thränenbach Sweet River of Tears
  • Triebstädtel Little Town of Instincts
  • Map found here at the Newberry Library.

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