ANTE-BELLUM ALABAMA

 

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AUTHOR:

MEYER, JOSEPH

TITLE:

Neueste Karte von Alabama... 1845. From Meyer’s Hand-Atlas, Hildburghausen: Bibliographischen Instituts

CONDITION:

Original outline color, 14-1/2” x 11-3/4”. Fine condition.

DATE:

[1860?]

DESCRIPTION:

Scarce. This is a fine ante-bellum map of Alabama, with excellent topographical detail and which locates roads, towns, forts and counties. There is a table along the right-hand side that gives distances between various points from Mobile to Pensacola, Mobile to Montgomery, and Mobile to Tuscaloosa.

David Rumsey says that the Hand-Atlas was “Meyer’s grandest production, a real tour de force that has fifty maps of the Americas … the finest German atlas of the mid 19th century.” Included is a suite of maps of American states derived from those in Tanner’s and Mitchell’s editions of the Universal Atlas. These German versions “are beautifully done and in some cases superior to the American originals.” Rumsey locates an edition of the
Hand-Atlas dated 1860.

REFERENCES:

Rumsey 4807c; not in Phillips, Atlases in the Library of Congress.

Inventory No. 8583

Cohen & Taliaferro

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