Der Atlantische Ocean. 1865. Stieler’s Hand-Atlas 41. Hand-colored engraving made in Gotha (Germany) by Adolf Stieler. German language. Original 1865.
Measures of paper, large format: 46 x 37 cm. Iron: 42 x 31.5 cm. Colored coastal areas. Good quality paper with traces of aging and blemishes of use, without wrinkles and without folds. Yet plant has good reading and all its cartographic details. Very well preserved.
Adolf Stieler (1775-1836) was a German cartographer who worked most of his life in the Geographic Institute Justus Perthes in Gotha. His atlas always been highly recognized for their excellence. Your Hand-Atlas was the leading German global atlas until mid-twentieth century.
This map corresponds to the number 41 of Stieler’s Hand-Atlas of the fifth edition (1866-1868) of 84 maps. After the death of Adolf Stieler, the work was known as the “Hand-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde und uber das Weltgebäude” (Practical Atlas of all parts of the world and the universe), and was the leader Atlas German world in the last three decades of the nineteenth century and early twentieth. Published by the workshop Justus Perthes of Gotha (established since 1785) went through ten editions from 1816 to 1944. 432 original copper plates are conserved.
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