1844 Spruneri Map of Asia in the 15th and 16th Centuries (Ming China)

AsiaXVXVI-spruneri-1855
$130.00
Asien im VIten und XVIten Jahrhundert. Begrundung der russuschen, grosste ausdehnung der osmannischen Herrschaft; die Sofi in Persien die Timuriden und Portugiesen in Indien die Ming in China
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1844 Spruneri Map of Asia in the 15th and 16th Centuries (Ming China)

AsiaXVXVI-spruneri-1855


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Title


Asien im VIten und XVIten Jahrhundert. Begrundung der russuschen, grosste ausdehnung der osmannischen Herrschaft; die Sofi in Persien die Timuriden und Portugiesen in Indien die Ming in China
  1844    14 x 17 in (35.56 x 43.18 cm)

Description


This fascinating hand colored map depicts Asia in the 10th and 16th centuries. This period roughly corresponds to the Ming Dyansty in China, the incursions of Persia and Portugal in India, and the beginning of the Russian Expansion. The Timur dynasty ruled Persia. Singapur (Singapor) is labeled. All text is in German. Issued in the 1870 edition of Stieler's Hand Atlas.

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.