1855 Perthes Map of Asia at the end of the 18th Century

Asia18th-perthes-1855
$100.00
Asien gegen ende des 18th Jahrhunderts. Die Briten in Indien; das Reich der Mandschu.
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1855 Perthes Map of Asia at the end of the 18th Century

Asia18th-perthes-1855

$100.00

Title


Asien gegen ende des 18th Jahrhunderts. Die Briten in Indien; das Reich der Mandschu.
  1855    14 x 17 in (35.56 x 43.18 cm)

Description


This fascinating hand colored map depicts Asia at the end of the 18th century. The British had established themselves in India and the Chinese Empire was under Manchu control. Also depicts Southeast Asia in good detail with early versions of Vietnam (Anam & Tonkin), Cambodia (Kambodscha) and Thailand. Singapore is labeled Published as part of Karl von Spruner's Historical Atlas of 1855.

Cartographer


Justus Perthes (1749 - 1812) was one of the most important German cartographic engravers of the 19th century. Perthes began his publishing empire with the 1784 issue of the famed survey of European nobility known as the Almanac de Gotha. In 1817 Perthes switched his focus to cartographic publishing. From 1817 to 1890 the Perthes firm would issue thousands of maps for more than 20 different atlases. Along with the visionary editors Stieler, Peterman, Meyer and Spruner, the Perthes firm pioneered the Hand Atlas. He also produced a number of important wall maps and case maps. Perthes maps are admired for their steel plate engraving, incredible detail, dedication to accuracy, and fine colorization. The Justus Perthes firm continues to produce maps and atlases to this day.

Condition


Fine or perfect condition. Margins wide. Blank on verso.