Auction 139, Lot 755

"[2 Atlases Bound in 1 Vol.] Orbis Terrarum Antiquus. Schul-Atlas der Alten Welt [and] Schul-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde nach dem Neusten Zustande, und uber das Weltgebaude", Perthes, Justus

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1842-45 (published)


Color: Hand Color

12 x 9.5 inches
30.5 x 24.1 cm

These two complete school atlases are bound into one volume. Orbis Terrarum Antiquus, published in 1842, contains 15 single-page maps of the Ancient World based on maps by D'Anville, Mannert, Ukert, Reichard, Kruse, Wilhelm and others. It also includes 14 pages of text (4 of which are bound out of order) containing a brief synopsis of ancient geography. The second school atlas, Schul-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde, was published in 1845, and is based on Stieler's Hand-Atlas. It contains 27 single-page maps, including two of the stars and planets, two of the world, fourteen of Europe and Russia, four of Asia, one of Africa, and four of the Americas. Both the North America and United States maps show Mexico encompassing the majority of the Southwest and California, Texas as an independent Republic, and the Oregon Boundary dispute. The United States map also outlines the states and districts, with most of the land west of the Mississippi identified as Indian Territories. Oblong Quarto, bound in quarter calf with thick mottled paper boards.


Condition: B

Maps are in good to very good condition, in original color with some toning and soiling. The map of Denmark and the map of the Balkans each have a clean tear along the plate mark that is far from map image. The covers are very worn and starting, and the spine is becoming detached with part already missing.

Estimate: $600 - $800


Closed on 2/15/2012