Map, Steiler Adolf, Das Planeten System, Steilers Hand Atlas No 9, c1823
Artist/ Author: Steiler Adolf
Publisher: Gotha, Justus Perthes
Paper Size: 450 x 370mm
Print size: 360 x 320mm
Technique: Steel Engraving.
Description: Steel engraving
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.