Catalog Archive
Auction 164, Lot 26

"Geographische Verbreitung der Menschen-Rassen. Ubersicht der Nahrungsweise und der Volksdichtickeit in den Ackerbaulandern; auch Manches zur Physik des Menschen", Perthes, Justus

Subject: World

Period: 1852 (dated)

Publication: Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12.8 inches
40.1 x 32.5 cm

This scarce and unusual thematic map illustrates the geographic distribution of the human races throughout the world. It is drawn on Mercator's Projection with well-rendered vignettes of the various races at top and sides. Beneath the map are related graphs and a smaller world map showing population density in relation to agricultural zones. Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas was a monumental work in the history of thematic cartography. It is considered the first comprehensive physical atlas of the world.

References: Robinson, Fig. #51, p. 115.

Condition: B+

Original color with light soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/13/2017