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Weiland, Carl Ferdinand

Atlas of America


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  • Weimar
  • 1828
  • 1823, 1824-28
  • Copper engraving / Original color
  • Book, map
  • Atlas America
  • 565 by 370mm (22¼ by 14½ inches).
  • 30996
  • In exellent condition.

Article description

Article description

Copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. Complete atlas volume with Carl Ferdinand Weiland's thirty maps of North America. Original card board covers coated with marbled paper, title on front cover, half leather spine. The maps of Carl Ferdinand Weiland's ,Atlas of Amerika' were engraved and published between 1824 to 1828 in Weimar at the ,Geographical Institute'. The city of Weimar with its ,Geographical Institute' was probably the most important place for the production of cartographic products in Germany at the beginning of the 19th century. The German cartographers and mapmakers were already well known at that time and famous for their accuracy and their details in their geographic products. The forerunner of this atlas is the American atlas edition by Carey & Lea, which was published 1822 in Philadelphia. Further also a French edition by Jean Alexandre Buchon was published 1825 in Paris. The German edition was only printed in a very small number and it can be considered as very rare, especially when the maps are appearing bound in an atlas volume on the market. The atlas itself does not come very often on the market. Among these 30 maps in this atlas, the following three maps can be treated as special noteable: British-America (1828), Michigan and the Northwest (1828), Missouri & the Oregon territories (1828). Further there are other important maps as Arkansas, Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois which are very much sought after. Very interesting is also the map of the District of Columbia, which was equipped with a fine detailed engraved plan of Washington. Further each map is surrounded by printed descriptive German text with prezise detailed information on the population, the history, trade, transportation, rivers and many other things. The atlas is overall in excellent condition, the paper has wide margins (22 by 14 inch), the maps were hand colored in wash and outline in the period of the publication. The atlas was not published with a title page or a general map of the United States. A list of the individual 30 maps or additional images is available on request. Provenance: the book was acquired from the descents of the family of Parisel. One map verso with an old handwritten ownership: Parisel, 1899.

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