1852 Meyer Map of Norway

Sudliches Norwegen.

1852 Meyer Map of Norway


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Sudliches Norwegen.
  1852 (dated)    10.5 x 8 in (26.67 x 20.32 cm)     1 : 3000000


This is a scarce 1852 map of southern Norway by Joseph Meyer. It covers Norway from Levanger in Nord-Trondelag south to the North Sea and east as far as Sweden. Three inset maps of Trondheim, Bergen and Oslo (Christiania). The map is extraordinarily detailed and notes numerous cities, towns, islands, fjords and various other topographical features. It depicts the southern region of Norway in the midst of a prolonged period of peace and prosperity.

This map was issued in Meyer's Zeitung Atlas. Although all the maps in this atlas are not individually dated, the title page and maps were often updated while the imprint with the date was not, causing confusion to the exact date for some of the maps. Moreover some maps in the atlas were taped in at a later date as an update to the atlas. We have dated the maps in this collection to the best of our ability.


Joseph Meyer


Meyer, J., Meyer's Zeitung Atlas, 1852.     Meyer's Zeitung Atlas, formally titled Neuster Zeitungs-Atlas Fuer Alte und Neue Erdkunde was a popular German hand-atlas published in Heidelberg by Joseph Meyer between, roughly, 1848 and 1859. The atlas is well engraved in the German style with exceptionally dense detail and minimal decoration. Meyer's Atlas, and its constituent maps, are typically very difficult to date as later editions often contain earlier maps and earlier editions later paste-in updates. That said, the atlas' frequent updates and publication run during a turbulent decade provide a noteworthy cartographic record of the period.


Very good. Minor toning and spotting at places.