Auction 139, Lot 108

"Ethnographische Karte von Nordamerika", Perthes, Justus

Subject: North America

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: Berghaus’ Physikalisher Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12 inches
40.1 x 30.5 cm

This interesting and uncommon map of North America lists and locates the various native people throughout the continent. 38 different tribal groups are listed, 34 of which are color-coded on the map. An inset identifies the distribution of the European and African languages. Berghaus’ Physical Atlas was the first truly comprehensive thematic atlas and a monumental work in the history of thematic cartography.

References: Robinson pp. 65-67.

Condition: A

There is a small damp stain in the left and right blank margins and some very faint notations in the upper blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/15/2012