1852 Meyer Hydrology Map of the World
Description: This is a scarce 1852 hydrology map or chart of the world by Joseph Meyer. It depicts the precipitation throughout the world with darker areas are regions that receive more rainfall while lighter areas are deserts. Additional data regarding the increase and decrease of rainfall is included along the bottom border.
This map was issued as plate no. 90 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 10.5 x 9 inches (26.67 x 22.86 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 100000000
Condition: Very good. Minor spotting at places, especially near lower quadrants and over bottom margin. Overall age toning. Blank on verso.
Code: Hyetographische-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)