1852 Meyer Map of Brazil
Description: This is a fine 1852 map of Brazil by Joseph Meyer. It covers from Venezuela to Uruguay and from the Amazon basin to the Atlantic. Includes Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and parts of Argentina, Chile, and Peru. Bolivia's claims to the Atacama Desert and Peru's claims to Moquegua - both of which are today part of Chile are noted.
Brazil was a this time an empire under the control of Pedro II. Much of the 1850s was a period of Prosperity for Brazil due to Pedro's maturation and consolidation of power. This period also witnessed Brazil in the Platine War, fought between Argentina and the alliance of the empire of Brazil, Uruguay and some Argentine provinces for influence over Uruguay and Paraguay.
This map was issued 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: 1852 (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 8.5 x 11 inches (21.59 x 27.94 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 22000000
Condition: Very good. Minor overall toning and spotting. Blank on verso.
Code: Brasilien-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Bolivia Coast