1849 Meyer Map of Thuringia (The Thuringian States), Germany
Description: This is a scarce 1849 map of Saxony, the States of Thuringia and neighboring countries by Joseph Meyer. It covers the region from Magdeburg south to Bamberg and from Gottingen east as far as Gorlitz. Throughout the map identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details. Two insets in the lower right quadrant feature the Principality of Lichtenberg and Dresden and vicinity.
This map was issued as plate no. 20 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: 1849 (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 9 inches (27.94 x 22.86 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 1500000
Condition: Very good. Minor toning and some foxing at places.
Code: Thuringen-meyer-1849 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)