Map, Steiler Adolf, Asia, Steiler's Hand Atlas, No 39, Publisher, Gotha, Justus Perthes c1861
Cartographer: Steiler Adolf
Engraver:von Stulptnagel F.
Publisher: Justus Perthes
Image Size: 365 x 300mms
Technique: Steel Engraving
Description: Steel, engraving with light colouring
Adolf Stieler (26 February 1775 – 13 March 1836) was a German cartographer and lawyer who worked most of his life in the Justus Perthes Geographical Institute in Gotha. Although he studied law and would serve in government for his entire career, he maintained an interest in cartography and published many famous works. His Handatlas was the leading German world atlas until the middle of the 20th century.