Adolf Stieler's Handatlas, sixth edition, 1870, Hermann Berghaus

Publisher: Gotha: Justus Perthes 1870

Title: Der Nordliche Sternhimmel (mitte der 19 Jahrhunderts)


Dimensions: 36 x 37 cm

Age: 1870

Description: A copper engraved and hand coloured map from the famous Stielers Handatlas (after Adolf Stieler, 1775–1836), formally titled "Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude" (Handy atlas of all parts of the world and of the universe), which was the leading German world atlas of the last three decades of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Published by Justus Perthes of Gotha (established 1785 and still existing there) it went through ten editions from 1816 to 1944.
The first edition, by Stieler and Christian Gottlieb Reichard (1758–1837) was published beginning in 1817 and completed in 1823 (50 maps). After Stieler's death Friedrich von Stülpnagel (1786–1865) edited the second (1845–47) and third (1852–54) editions (both 83 maps); a fourth edition appeared 1862-64, a fifth 1866-68 (each 84 maps).
However, it was not until the sixth edition (1871–75, 90 maps), edited by August Petermann (1822–78), Hermann Berghaus (1828–1890) and Carl Vogel (1828–1897), that the work reached the high scientific level and the unsurpassed relief Stieler's Atlas is famous for. (wikipedia)

Condition and colouring: The map is very detailed and coloured. The condition is very good. Furthermore the map comes with a passe partout (49,5 x 44,5 cm). There is a single fold in the centre of each map.

Price: $92,- or € 75,-

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