Maps Steiler Adolf, Western Hemisphere,  Steilers Hand Atlas No 6, c1861

Maps Steiler Adolf, Western Hemisphere, Steilers Hand Atlas No 6, c1861

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Full Title of Map:

Erdkartein Mercators Projection zur Uebersiht der christlichen Staaten. Gotha: Justus Perthes 1861 Hemisphere 
Westliche Halbrugel: Steiler, Adolf, 1861

Date : 1861

Artist: Steiler Adolf 

Publisher: Gotha Justus Perthes

Author: Steiler Adolf

Paper size: 400 x 500mm

Image Size: 450 x 365mms

Type: Atlas Map

Publication maps: 89

World Area: Western Hemisphere

Scale: 1:37,000,000

Condition: good

Technique:

Price: $500

Description: This is a rare historical cartographic image from Steilers Hand Atlas of 1861 

Note: In outline hand colour 

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 1861 Phillips says this was issued in parts. 8 pages of text accompanies the index. 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 color.
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.