Rare German school atlas with embossed relief maps published in Leipzig at the end of 19th century (no exact date is mentioned throughout the atlas). The maps were embossed using geomontography, a printing technique that combined embossing and colour printing. The technique was developed by German printer Georg Michael Bauerkeller and his half-brother Georg Leonhart Bauerkeller and patented in 1839.
The relief of the maps is a work of Woldermann and Vortimeris. Only one map out of 24 (political ap of Europe) doesn't have the embossed relief. The atlas was also published in concise edition in red cloth cover, containing 9 embossed maps. Besides the terrain and hypsometrical coloring, almost all the maps feature also political boundaries in red outlines.
This innovative technique enables students to visualize the topography of different regions, such as mountains, valleys, and plateaus. By incorporating this tactile element, the Plastischer Schul-Atlas engages learners in a unique way, making geography come alive.
Cover soiled, spine has some abrasion, otherwise no other damage. Maps are yellowed but overall in very good condition.
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