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Atlas der Völkerkunde

1892
Dr. Georg Gerland
Gotha: Justus Perthes

Full title

Atlas der Völkerkunde, (Berghaus Physikalischer Atlas, Abteilung VII.). 15 kolorierte Karten in Kupfertisch mit 49 Darstellungen

A thematic "Atlas of Ethnology", published as individual volume in a series of 7 volumes of Berghaus Physikalischer Atlas. This edition was a third edition of the Physikalischer Atlas, originally published by Heinrich Berghaus (uncle of Hermann Berghaus, auhthor of this edition) in mid 19th century.

The atlas contains loads of interesting information in 15 very detailed and scientifically accurate double page copper engraved maps. Despite chromolitography (printing in colour from stone plates) has already been used successfully in other publishing houses for more than a decade, Berghaus insisted on printing the maps from copper plates and hand colouring them later (requiring enormous amount of effort to produce each copy) to achieve superiority in detail such scientific atlas required.

The list of maps (the number in brackets shows total number of maps including smaller inset maps):

  1. Skin and hair (2 maps)
  2. Population density of the Earth (3 maps)
  3. Religions and religious customs (2 maps)
  4. Spread of diseases (3 maps)
  5. Clothing, food, housing and employment (4 maps)
  6. Nations in the years 1500 and 1880 (2 maps)
  7. Europe around 1880 (3 maps)
  8. Asia until 1880 (3 maps)
  9. South-East Asia
  10. Oceania (2 maps)
  11. Africa (7 maps)
  12. Native Americans (2 maps)
  13. America in 1880 (2 maps)
  14. Languages of the Earth up to the year 1890 (9 maps)
  15. Europe around 100-150 AD (5 maps)

Condition

Complete with all 15 maps in overall good to very good condition. Spine has very lightly scuffed areas almost exclusively at the top and the bottom, corners are little bumped. Title page has a top corner of the page cut out (around 4x4 cm). All maps are in very good shape.

Maps
15 double page maps
Width × Height
26 x 39,5
cm
Total map area
3.1
m2
Weight
kg
180
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