1855 Spruner Map of Asia under the Mongol Empire

AsiaXIIIXIV-spruneri-1855
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Asien im XIIIten & XIVten Jahrhundert.  Die Mongolenherrschaft.
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1855 Spruner Map of Asia under the Mongol Empire

AsiaXIIIXIV-spruneri-1855


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Title


Asien im XIIIten & XIVten Jahrhundert. Die Mongolenherrschaft.
  1855    14 x 17 in (35.56 x 43.18 cm)

Description


This fascinating hand colored map depicts Asia during the period of the Mongol Empire (Genghis Khan & the Golden Horde), roughly corresponding to the 13th and 14th centuries. This period corresponds with the Ming dynasty of China. All text is in German, but the title roughly translates as 'Asia in the 13th & 14th century. The Mongol Empire.' Map was originally part of the 1855 edition of Karl von Spruner's Historical Hand Atlas.

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.

Condition


Fine or perfect condition. Margins wide. Blank on verso.