1820 Reichard Case Map of Turkey

KleinAsien-reichard-1820
$475.00
Geographischer Entwurf von Klein - Asien, und der vorzüglichsten Reisen der Europaer durch dieses Land. - Main View
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1820 Reichard Case Map of Turkey

KleinAsien-reichard-1820

Two hundred years of European expeditions in Turkey.
$475.00

Title


Geographischer Entwurf von Klein - Asien, und der vorzüglichsten Reisen der Europaer durch dieses Land.
  1820 (dated)     25.25 x 30.75 in (64.135 x 78.105 cm)     1 : 1900000

Description


This is an 1820 Christian Gottlieb Reichard case map of Turkey, created as a visual record of western explorations in the Ottoman Empire. Twenty-eight lines made up of patterns of dots, dashes, and other symbols, trace these expeditions. A table situated in the bottom right lists expeditions chronologically from 1570, providing the last name of the explorer and a description of their travels.
Publication History and Census
This map was created by Christian Gottlieb Reichard, engraved by Johann Andreas Cancrin, and published by Christoph Fembo in 1820. We note a single cataloged example, which is part of the collection at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

CartographerS


Christian Gottleib Reichard (June 6, 1758 - September 11, 1837) was a Weimar based German cartographer active in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was educated at the Lyceum of Schleiz and studied law at the University of Leipzig. Reichard developed an early interest in geography, drawing, and music, which he continued to develop throughout his life. His first cartographic project was a globe made for his children, which attracted the interest Baron Franz Xaver von Zach in Gotha. With Zach's support Reichard delved more fully into cartography, publishing several important works early in the 19th century focusing on the discoveries of Mungo Parke, Rennel, Lander, and Alexander von Humboldt. He also supplied several charts to the Homann Heirs firm. Along with Adolf Stieler and the Perthes publishing companies, he collaborated on the first Stieler's Handlatlas. Published between 1817 and 1823, the first Stieler's Handlatlas proved to be a long lived and influential work that continued to be revised and updated well into the 20th century. In addition, he also published several general and historical atlases on his own account between 1803 and 1824. Learn More...


Johann Andreas Cankrin (November 22, 1782 - August 22, 1830) was a German geographical engraver and typewriter. Also written Cancrin, he was born in Nuremburg and engraved several maps for Christian Gottleib Reichard (June 6, 1758 - September 11, 1837). Cankrin died in Nuremburg. Learn More...

Condition


Very good. Dissected and mounted on linen in twenty-four (24) panels. Light soiling.