1849 Meyer Map of the Provice of Brandenburg, Germany
Description: This is a fine 1849 example of Joseph Meyer's map of the Province of Brandenburg. It covers from Perleberg, Germany to Sulechow, Poland. Throughout the map identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details. Seven insets detailing Sulechow (Zullichau), Brandenburg, Cottbus (Kottbus), Potsdam, Neuruppin, Frankfurt, Prenzlau (Prenzlow) and Guben are included.
The Province of Brandenburg was established in 1815 following the Napoleonic Wars as a province of the Kingdom of Prussia and later the Free State of Prussia. It would stay a province until 1945, when it would be divided between Germany and Poland.
This map was issued as plate no. 34 in Meyer's Zeitung Atlas. Although all the maps in this atlas are not individually dated, the title page and maps were often updated while the imprint with the date was not, causing confusion to the exact date for some of the maps. Moreover some maps in the atlas were taped in at a later date as an update to the atlas. We have dated the maps in this collection to the best of our ability.
Date: 1849 (dated)
Source: Meyer, J., Meyer's Zeitung Atlas, 1852. Meyer's Zeitung Atlas, formally titled Neuster Zeitungs-Atlas Fuer Alte und Neue Erdkunde was a popular German hand-atlas published in Heidelberg by Joseph Meyer between, roughly, 1848 and 1859. The atlas is well engraved in the German style with exceptionally dense detail and minimal decoration. Meyer's Atlas, and its constituent maps, are typically very difficult to date as later editions often contain earlier maps and earlier editions later paste-in updates. That said, the atlas' frequent updates and publication run during a turbulent decade provide a noteworthy cartographic record of the period.
Cartographer: Joseph Meyer Click here for a list of rare maps by Jospeh Meyer.
Size: Printed area measures 10.5 x 8.5 inches (26.67 x 21.59 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 1500000
Condition: Good. Some toning and foxing at places. Dampstain along top and bottom margins.
Code: Brandenburd-meyer-1849 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)