1852 Meyer Map of the Black Sea and Adjacent Countries
Description: This is a scarce 1852 map of the Black Sea and adjacent regions by Joseph Meyer. Centered on the Black Sea, the map focuses on the area immediately surrounding it. Includes parts of what is modern day Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Iran and Russia. The map is color coded to show Russian, Austrian, Turkish and Persian territories. The map notes numerous cities, rivers, mountain ranges and other topographical features.
This map was engraved by Lieutenant L. Renner and 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 10.5 x 8 inches (26.67 x 20.32 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 9000000
Condition: Very good. Minor overall toning and some spotting.
Code: ScwarzenMeeres-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)