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Set of 6 Maps the United States

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ADOLPH STIELER (1775-1836)
JUSTUS PERTHES (1749-1812)
Stieler’s Hand Atlas
Justus Perthes Geographic Institute, Publisher
Gotha, Germany 1879-82
Copper Engraving
Outlined in Original Hand-Color
95 Plates
18.5” x 15.5”


Famed for their attention to detail, maps from the Perthes publishing are noted for naming towns, rivers, geologic reliefs. Many of these features would normally be common only to much larger maps. This can be attributed to the research involved but is also due to Perthes’ insistence on using copper-plate engraving, a medium very friendly to minutia, at a time when most cartographers had turned to lithography. One of the consistent cartographical flourishes was to break the plane of the plate by allowing extensions of land masses to extend just outside of the margins. It would create a signature look that gave great favor to these illustrations. Justus Perthes and Adolph Stieler joined together to publish cartographic achievements of the 19th century. As with most early publications of this magnitude, it was issued in separate parts which would have been distributed monthly. Publishing wall maps and atlases, Perthes created hundreds of maps and over 20 atlases. The Perthes publishing company, which was started in 1784, continues to this day. It is now known as Hermann Haack.

“Stieler’s Hand Atlas”, one of the most universally sought reference sources, has been continually updated and published for over 125 years in German (through the 19th century), English, French, Spanish and Italian. It later became titled “Stieler’s Atlas of Modern Geography”. It remains one of the most comprehensive atlases of its time. Only an international edition, 1934-40, remained incomplete due to wartime circumstances.

The United States of America is sectioned in six separately engraved plates. When laid side-by-side they create one large and heavily detailed map. Each map has a large concentration of city names. There are several that are illustrated with select areas of land extending beyond the borders, consistent with Perthes’ style. This creates an interesting view and very comprehensive geography lesson.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 39 in. (99.06 cm)Width: 66.75 in. (169.55 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 6
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1879--1882
  • Condition
    Excellent Condition. Full Margins. Original Outline Hand-Colour.
  • Seller Location
    Florham Park, NJ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: U090208857120

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