Map, Orbis Terrarum, Spruner Carl von, Menke's Atlas Antiquus 1865
Karl Von Spruner's Hand Atlas Map,
Printer: Perthes Justus
Engraver: Hannerman Aug
Paper Size: 330 x 406mm
Technique: Steel Engraving
Publisher: Gotha: Justus Perthes
Karl Von Spruner (1803-1892)
Spruner was a Stutgart born cartographer, scientist, and map publisher who was active during mid 19th century. Spruner joined the Bavarian army aged 11 years and dedicated all of his life to the service in the army.
Recognising his keen intellect, Spruner was assigned to the cartographic division of the army. His military Education earned him the title of Doctor of Cartography.
Spruner is best known for his Atlases which were published by the Perthes Firm. In 1886, after 72 years of professional military service, Spruner formally retired, passing away some 7 years later