"K. V. Spruner Hand-Atlas zur Geschichte Asiens, Afrika's, Amerika's und Australiens", Perthes, Justus
Period: 1855 (published)
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 15.5 inches
26.7 x 39.4 cm
This uncommon historical atlas focuses on Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia and contains 12 pages of text and 18 maps. The atlas contains four maps of the Americas: North America illustrating exploration and colonization, South America illustrating exploration and colonization, the Western Hemisphere around 1776, and the Western Hemisphere after 1776. There are 10 maps of Asia depicting the continent during different time periods, from the second through the eighteenth centuries. Africa is depicted from the seventh through fifteenth centuries in three maps, and there is one map of Australia and Polynesia with notes on colonization and various explorations. Half brown leather and blue cloth boards with gilt titling on front cover. Complete.
The maps are in original color and are generally clean and bright, with light toning along sheet edges. The paper is a little brittle with a few small tears and chips in blank margins, far from map images. The front cover is detached, both covers are stained and worn, the spine is missing, and the binding is loose. Library bookplate on front pastedown with "Discarded" stamp.