1852 Meyer Map of Hispania or Spain and Portugal under the Roman Empire
Description: This is a fine 1852 map of Hispania or Spain under the Roman Empire by Joseph Meyer. It depicts the Iberian Peninsula under the Roman Empire from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea, including the Balearic Islands of Ibiza, Majorca and Minorca. The Roman provinces of Tarraconensis, Baetica and Lusitania are identified. This highly detailed map notes several rivers, ancient towns, cities and other topography, with elevation rendered by hachure. Although the Romans controlled most of the Iberian Peninsula from about 218 BC, it took them close to two centuries to fully subjugate the region.
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 (undated)
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 9 inches (27.94 x 22.86 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 4500000
Condition: Very good. Minor overall toning. Blank on verso.
Code: Hispania-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Roman Empire