Auction 145, Lot 857

"Adolf Stieler's Hand Atlas uber Alle Theile der Erde und uber das Weltgebaude 95 Karten", Perthes, Justus

Subject: Atlases

Period: 1894 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 15 inches
27.9 x 38.1 cm

This fine German world atlas is complete with 95 double-page maps with a combination of hand color and printed color. The maps are presented with typical German craftsmanship and great attention to detail. Many of the maps include insets. The maps are pasted onto the backstrap, as with older atlases, so the double-page sheets are continuous. Complete with title page, list of maps and a 201-page index. Hardbound in pebble cloth covered boards with quarter leather spine. Gilt title on spine.


Condition: A

Maps are fine to very good with some light toning along the edges of the sheet and some isolated foxing primarily in the blank margins. There is a bit of light, scattered foxing in index. Contents are tight, the covers show minor wear, and the spine is cracking but intact.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2013