1852 Meyer Map of Sweden
Description: This is a scarce 1852 map of Sweden by Joseph Meyer. It covers the southern part of Sweden from Lake Siljan south to the Baltic Sea and west as far as Norway. It includes the islands of Gotland, Oland and Ronne. An inset in the bottom right quadrant features the city of Stockholm. The map is extraordinarily detailed and notes numerous cities, towns, islands and various other topographical features.
At this time in history, Sweden was in the midst of a prolonged period of peace that led to a cultural and population boom. The economy however could not keep up with the increase in population and much of Sweden's population immigrated to the United States between 1850 and 1910.
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 10.5 inches (20.32 x 26.67 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 3000000
Condition: Very good. Minor toning and spotting at places.
Code: Schweden-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Scandinavia