"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.
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.