1852 Meyer Map of the County of Tyrol
Description: This is a scarce 1852 map of the County of Tyrol by Joseph Meyer. It covers this historic region from Lake Constance (Bodensee) south to Lake Garda and east as far as Lienz. It includes the modern day countries of Austria, Italy and Liechtenstein. An elevation table is included in the lower left quadrant of the map. Throughout the map identifies various cities, towns, rivers and an assortment of additional topographical details.
Originally a state of the Holy Roman Empire, the County of Tyrol became a province of the Austrian Empire in 1814 and was later a part of Austria-Hungary. The region was divided between Austria and Italy after World War I.
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 x 8.5 inches (25.4 x 21.59 centimeters)
Scale: 1 : 1200000
Condition: Very good. Minor toning and some foxing at places.
Code: Tyrol-meyer-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
Tags: Meyer , Austrian Empire , Congress of Vienna