1852 Meyer Map of the Balkans (Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Herzegovina)
Description: This is a scarce 1852 Joseph Meyer map of the Balkan region in Europe. This map, made when the Ottoman Empire controlled much of the region, covers the modern day nations of Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. Throughout, major towns, cities, rivers, mountains and other topographical features are noted. An inset in the upper right quadrant features Sarajevo, while another inset in the lower left quadrant details Belgrade.
This map depicts the waning years of Ottoman hegemony in the region. While Greece was free of the Ottomans after the Greek War of Independence in 1832, the other Grecian and Balkan states, including Serbia, Croatia, Moldavia, Wallachia, Albania, and Macedonia, remained at least nominally under Ottoman control until 1878.
> 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 10.5 x 8 inches (26.67 x 20.32 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 2300000
Condition: Very good. Minor toning and spotting at places.
Code: SerbienBosnien-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Ottoman Empire