1852 Meyer Map of the Kingdom of Hanover
Description: This is a fine 1852 map of the Kingdom of Hanover by Joseph Meyer. It depicts Kingdom of Hanover from Cuxhaven south as far as Kassel and from Meppen east as far as Hansestadt Salzwedel, covering most of the modern day German state of Lower Saxony. Throughout the map identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details. Established in 1814 following the Napoleonic Wars by the Congress of Vienna, the Kingdom of Hanover was part of the German Confederation. In 1866, following the Austro-Prussian War, it would be seized by Prussia and become the Province of Hanover.
This map was issued as plate no. 121 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 11 x 8.5 inches (27.94 x 21.59 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 1500000
Condition: Very good. Overall toning. Some foxing throughout, especially lower left quadrant.
Code: Hannover-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Austro-Prussian War