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1852 Meyer Map of Turkey in Europe and Greece


Europaeische Turkey Greichenland und die Jonischen Jnseln.
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Title:    Europaeische Turkey Greichenland und die Jonischen Jnseln.

Description:    This is a fine example of Joseph Meyer's 1852 map of European Turkey and Greece. It covers from Moldavia to Candia and from the Gulf of Venice or the Adriatic Sea to the Black Sea including the Ionian Islands and parts of Italy. The modern day states of Greece, Albania, Moldova, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania are included. Throughout, major towns, cities, rivers, mountains and other topographical features are noted.

This map was made when the Ottoman Empire controlled much of the region. It depicts the waning years of Ottoman hegemony in the region, with the Greek nationalist movement attaining independence for the Peloponnese in 1821. The Ionian Republic, under the protection of Great Britain, was also free of Ottoman control. The other Grecian and Balkan states, including Serbia, Croatia, Moldavia, Wallachia, Albania, and Macedonia, remained at least nominally under Ottoman control until 1878.

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 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 centimeters)

Scale:    1 : 7000000

Condition:    Very good. Minor toning and spotting at places.

Code:   EuropaeischeTurkey-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)

Tags:    Meyer , Ottoman Empire

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