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1846 Lowenberg Whimsical Map of both hemispheres

Oestliche Erdhalfte.  Westliche Erdhalfte. - Main View

1846 Lowenberg Whimsical Map of both hemispheres



Oestliche Erdhalfte. Westliche Erdhalfte.
  1846 (undated)     5.5 x 6.5 in (13.97 x 16.51 cm)


A delightfully whimsical 1846 map of the two hemispheres, from a German kinderatlas or children's atlas. The map details both the western and eastern hemispheres dividing the continents of Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia in the eastern hemisphere and America (north and south) on the western hemisphere with color coding. The whole is surrounded by a wide border featuring various charming vignettes meant to illustrate the indigenous peoples and cultures from different parts of the world. The map is accompanied by its adjacent page, which includes a poetic history of The Earth in German gothic type. The wonderful and rare map was drawn by Anst. V A. Boeden of Berlin for inclusion as plate no. I in the 1846 issue of Julius Loewenberg's Geographische Landerfibel.


Julius Loewenberg (1800 - December 12, 1893) was a German Jewish printer, geographer, and author active in Berlin during the middle part of the 19th century. Loewenberg was born in the Duchy of Posen. He attended Yeshiva in Kleczewo (Poland) and graduated to the Protestant Gymnasium of Thorn before moving on to study Christian theology and geography at the Universtiy of Berlin. His works include various atlases, histories, and several translations of the works of Alexander von Humboldt, with whom he was apparently close. Loewenberg died in a Jewish retirement home in Berlin. Learn More...


Lowenberg, J., Geographische Landerfibel, (Berlin: Stern & C.) 1846.    


Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso. Few small stains over Europe, Asia and Australia in the Eastern Hemisphere and over the Pacific Ocean in the Western Hemisphere.