Die Volker Asien's Und Europa's (1849)

Title

Die Volker Asien's Und Europa's (1849)

Subject

Ethnographic map of Eurasia

Description

A large full color map of Europe and Asia showing the ethnographic distribution of people with an accompanying chart.;
Of the 90 plates, 75 are maps. 1st ed 2nd state,1845/1848 on titles, 1849 on some maps in volume one. 1st edition, 1st state was 1845/1848, with no maps dated later than 1848 (rare - WH). Second edition 1852 (see our copy). This is considered the first comprehensive physical atlas of the world. Robinson: "Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas was a monumental achievement, bringing together an enormous amount of information about the physical geography of the earth and encompassing many more subjects than had been treated in the numerous smaller atlases that had been produced since the 1820's." In two volumes, the first dated 1845, the second 1848. A.K. Johnston's Physical Atlas of 1848 was based on this work. Maps are hand painted in full and outline color. Atlas volumes are bound in green cloth covered boards stamped in gold with "Berghaus' Physik. Atlas 90 Karten. I Band." and "... II Band." for volumes I and II, respectively. The spines read "Berghaus. I." and "Berghaus. II."

Creator

Berghaus, Heinrich

Source

http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~1551~160083:Die-Volker-Asien-s-Und-Europa-s-?sort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=q:ethnographic;sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=15&trs=39#

Publisher

Justus Perthes, Gotha

Date

1849

Language

German

Type

Map

Coverage

Asia

Files

2515067.jpg

Collection

Citation

Berghaus, Heinrich , “Die Volker Asien's Und Europa's (1849),” Mapping Cultural Space Across Eurasia, accessed August 18, 2022, https://eurasia.omeka.fas.harvard.edu/items/show/125.

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