Vollstandiger Hand - Atlas der neueren Erdbeschreibung uber alle Theile der Erde in 82 Blattern herausgegben von Dr. K. Sohr. Vt. Auflage vermehrt und verbessert durch Dr. Heinrich Berghaus, Professor u. Director der geograph. kunstschule zu Potsdam. Glogau und Leipzig 1855. Druck u. Verlag von C. Flemming. (with) Supplementband, 32 Blattern [cartographic material].
- Glogau and Leipzig : C. Flemming, 1855.
- Physical description
- 1 atlas : 120 maps ; 37 x 47 cm
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The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials., The David Rumsey Map Collection was started in the mid 1980s and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 16th to 21st century maps of North and South America, the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials.
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- References: Espenhorst 184.108.40.206.4a and 220.127.116.11.4b; Wheat 745, 748; Day 1457 (Texas); not in Phillips.
- This is the most scarce of the mid 19th century German atlases, at least in the United States collections or trade. Espenhorst devotes an entire section of his book to the "Atlasfamilie Sohr-Berghaus" but the LOC has no copies of any issues. Occasionally individual maps show up under the name of Flemming or Berghaus (as in Wheat and Day). One of the most interesting maps in the atlas, found in the 32 map supplement, is a reduced edition of Arrowsmith's Map of Texas of 1841, here probably issued in 1845 or 46, the date the supplement first appeared. Also: Californien, Oregon, Utah und Neu-Mejico; Das Oregon-Gebiet, c. 1846 and based on De Mofras, here tipped in to the atlas; Mexico, Mittel-America, Texas (Wheat 745); Vereinigte Staaten (Wheat 748); Britisches Nord-America (also from Arrowsmith); and a four sheet Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika by F. Handtke (not seen by Wheat). It appears that all the maps were lithographed by Flemming, which was unusual for the period - most of the other German atlas of that date were engraved. An additional six maps follow the 32 map supplement, of the areas around European Turkey and Hungary. Maps are hand painted with outline color and bound in half leather marbled paper covered boards with an orange paper label reading "Sohr's Hand-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde." in gold; the new leather spine has "Sohr's Atlas" stamped in gilt.
- World Atlas.
- Pub list no.: 4765.000.
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