1852 Meyer Map of Russia in Asia or Siberia
Description: This is an attractive 1952 map of Russia in Asia by Joseph Meyer. It covers the Russian Empire in Asia east from the Ural Mountains as far as Kamchatka and Alaska, including parts of the Chinese Empire and European Russia. Throughout, the map identifies cities, towns, rivers and assortment of additional topographical details.
During this time in Russia, around 1825, Russian army officers, called the Decembrists, protested against Nicholas Iís ascension to the throne. They were however defeated and some were exiled to Siberia. There, against all odds, the Decembrists thrived making significant contributions to the cultural and economic growth of Siberia. In 1856, when the Decembrists received amnesty, only some returned to European Russia.
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: 1952 (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 : 27000000
Condition: Very good. Minor overall toning and spotting.
Code: Russland-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Decembrists