"Allgemeine Weltkunde oder Encyklopaedie fur Geographie, Statistik und Staatengeschichte…",
Period: 1854 (published)
Color: Hand Color
9.5 x 11.6 inches
24.1 x 29.5 cm
This uncommon encyclopedia and geographical atlas was compiled by Johann Georg August Galletti. It includes 34 single-page maps and 2 double-page maps including the world and a comparative view of rivers and mountains. The majority of the maps are focused on Europe, along with maps of the continents, and a few regional maps including the United States. Both the maps of North America and the United States have some very unusual configurations given the published date of 1854. In the North America map, the entire southwest is shown in Mexican control while the map of the United States appears to show Texas as an Independent Republic. Published in Pesth, Wien and Liepzig with German text. 969 pp. Hardbound in quarter leather with tips over green cloth boards with gilt title on spine.
Maps are in original color, which are generally good with moderate toning and soiling. The hinges are perished and the covers are lightly worn with bumped corners and beginning to detach. There are library pastedowns on the inside front and back cover and there is a large chip on the title page at bottom right.