1873 Stieler Map of Scotland
Description: This is a beautiful example of Stieler's 1873 map of Scotland. The map covers Scotland in full from Caithness to Wigtown in the south inclusive of the Hebrides. Two insets along the right margin detail edinburgh and the Shetland and Orkney Islands. Scotland, at this time, was in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and emerging as the center of engineering and shipbuilding for the British Isles. Map is densely detailed with both political and physical data. Various cities, mountains, roads, rivers, islands and an assortment of additional topographical details are noted. Printed to a high production standard, as was typical of German and especially Perthes/Stieler maps of this period. Published by the Justus Perthes firm as plate no. 15c. for issue in the 1873 edition of Stielerís Hand-Atlas.
Date: 1873 (dated)
Source: Stieler, A., Stieler's Hand-Atlas (Germany, Perthes) 1873.
References: Rumsey 2449.050.
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 14.5 in height x 17 inches in width (36.83 x 43.18 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Blank on verso. Original platemark visible. Original centerfold exhibits slight wear.
Code: Scotland-stieler-1873 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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