Auction 154, Lot 75

"Ethnographische Karte von Nordamerika", Perthes, Justus

Subject: North America

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: Berghaus’ Physikalisher Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12 inches
40.1 x 30.5 cm

This is the first edition of this interesting and uncommon ethnographic map of North America with 34 different tribal groups listed and color-coded on the map. An inset at lower left identifies the distribution of various languages on the continent. 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: B

Original color with toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet. There are short centerfold separations at top and bottom, with the bottom separation just entering the image.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/16/2015