1852 Perthes Map of Northeast Germany and Prussia
Description: This is a beautiful example of Stielerís 1852 map of the Northeast Germany and Prussia. Valuable for those conducting genealogy, this highly detailed map identifies the names of many of Germany's smallest towns. Rich in detail, as was typical of German, and especially Perthes/Stieler maps of this period. Published by the Justus Perthes firm and engraved by Johann Carl Ausfeld as plate no. 18 for Stielerís 1852 Hand-Atlas.
Date: 1852 (undated)
Source: Stieler, A., Hand-Atlas, (Gotha) 1852.
Cartographer: Justus Perthes (1749 - 1812) was one of the most important German cartographic engravers of the 19th century. Perthes began his publishing empire with the 1784 issue of the famed survey of European nobility known as the Almanac de Gotha. In 1817 Perthes switched his focus to cartographic publishing. From 1817 to 1890 the Perthes firm would issue thousands of maps for more than 20 different atlases. Along with the visionary editors Stieler, Peterman, Meyer and Spruner, the Perthes firm pioneered the Hand Atlas. He also produced a number of important wall maps and case maps. Perthes maps are admired for their steel plate engraving, incredible detail, dedication to accuracy, and fine colorization. The Justus Perthes firm continues to produce maps and atlases to this day. Click here for a list of rare maps from Justus Perthes.
Size: Printed area measures 13 in height x 15 inches in width (33.02 x 38.1 centimeters)
Condition: Very Good. Blank on verso.
Code: GermanyNE-stieler-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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