1845 Meyer Map of Arkansas

Neueste Karte von Arkansas mit seinen Canaelen Strassen und Entfernungen der Hauptpunkte. - Main View

1845 Meyer Map of Arkansas


Canal, road, and railroad network in Arkansas.


Neueste Karte von Arkansas mit seinen Canaelen Strassen und Entfernungen der Hauptpunkte.
  1845 (dated)     15.25 x 12.25 in (38.735 x 31.115 cm)     1 : 1700000


This is an 1845 Joseph Meyer map of Arkansas. The state's road, railroad, and canal network is illustrated in detail, with railroads and canals under construction depicted. Dotted lines separate counties. Cities, towns, and villages are labeled. Indian villages are marked as well, with a Delaware Village appearing just above La Grange. Arkansas's river system is detailed as well, with the Arkansas, Mississippi, and Red rivers all illustrated, along with numerous creeks and streams. Three distance tables situated along the top border provide itineraries and distances from Little Rock to New Orleans, Pittsburg, and Fort Gibson.
Publication History and Census
This map was created for and published by Joseph Meyer in the 1845 edition of his Handatlas. We note four examples of the separate map cataloged in OCLC which are part of the collection at the University of Michigan, the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Landesbibliothekszentrum Reinland-Pfalz in Speyer, Germany, and the Universitätsbibliothek Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in Eichstätt, Germany.


Joseph Meyer (May 9, 1796 - June 27, 1856) was a German industrialist and publisher, most notably for the encyclopedia Meyers Conversation-Lexicon. Born in Gotha, Germany, Meyer was educated as a merchant in Frankfurt am Main. He moved to London in 1816, but returned to Germany in a820 after his stock speculations and business adventures fell through. Once back in Germany, he began by investing in the textile trade (1820-24). Meyer began creating business plans concerning how to start railways soon after the first steam-hauled railway began operation in December 1835. He founded the Deutsche Eisenbahnschienen-Compangie auf Actien (German Railway Rail joint stock company) in 1845. Meyer also found great success as a publisher, utilizing the system of serial subscriptions to publications, a new idea for the time. He founded a company, Bibliographisches Institut in Gotha in 1825, which published several versions of the Bible, works of classical literature, atlases, the world in pictures on steel engravings, and an encyclopedia. More by this mapmaker...


Good. Toning along original centerfold. Light foxing.


OCLC 632916450, 878506356.