Map, Steiler Adolf, British Isles, Steilers Hand Atlas, c1871-75

Map, Steiler Adolf, British Isles, Steilers Hand Atlas, c1871-75

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Steilers Hand-Atlas, Map, British Isles

Date: 1871-75

Artist: Steiler Adolf

Engraver: Stulpnagel FV

Printer: Adolf Stieler

Paper size: 370 x 445mm

Condition: Very Good

Technique: Steel Engraving

Publisher: Gotha: Justus Perthes 

Price: $350.00 

Description: Original Steel Engraving, later hand coloured. Published in Germany for Stielers Hand Atlas. This is a rare historical cartographic image


Adolf Steiler (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.
Scale 1: 37,000,000
Note: In outline hand colour 

Engraver or Printer:  Stieler Adolf
Published In: Hand Atlas Uber Alle Theile Der Erde Und Uber Das Weltgebaude. Herausgegeben Von Adolf Steiler. Gotha Justus Perthes.
Publication Author: Steiler, Adolf
Publication Date: 1839
Publication Note: Stieler's Atlas is extraordinarily detailed. Close examination of the maps shows many features that one would expect to find only on much larger maps. This atlas was first published in 1817, with editions continuing well into the 20th century. It was one of the most comprehensive and best executed 19th century German atlases. In this edition, the maps are dated 1839.  Atlas is bound in half leather brown cloth covered boards with "Steiler's Hand Atlas" stamped in gilt on the front cover and spine. Maps are both hand painted and printed in full and outline colour.
Publication Type: World Atlas
Publication Maps: 89