1742 Hederichs Map of Europe
Description: A scarce 1742 miniature map of Europe by German historian Benjamin Hederichs. This map covers the entirety of Europe from the Arctic Circle to the Mediterranean and from Iceland to the Caspian Sea. Also includes adjacent parts of Africa and Asia. Decorative allegorical title cartouche in the upper left quadrant. Published for Hederichs 1742 Anleitung zu den fürnehmsten historischen.
Date: 1742 (undated)
Source: Hederichs, B. M. Rect. Schol. Hayn., Anleitung zu den fürnehmsten historischen (Berlin: Ben. Christoph Gottleib Nicol) 1742.
Cartographer: Benjamin Hederichs (December 12, 1675 - July 18, 1748) was a German historian and editor. He was born in Geithain and studied at the Besuch der Fürstenschule Grimma and afterwards pursued further studies in Leipzig and Wittenberg. In 172 he worked as a monastic teacher and later rector in Großenhain. Hederich produced numerous dictionaries and textbooks and contributed studies to others in chronology, genealogy, heraldry, numismatics, and diplomacy. Click here for a list of rare maps by Benjamin Hederichs.
Size: Printed area measures 7 x 6.5 inches (17.78 x 16.51 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 31840000
Condition: Good. Some foxing. Original Folds. Blank on verso.
Code: Europa-hederich-1742 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)