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Auction 185, Lot 1

"[Lot of 4] America [and] Afrika [and] Asia [and] Europa mit Politischer Begranzung der Einzelnen Staaten", Stieler, Adolph

Subject: Continents

Period: 1845-53 (dated)

Publication: Stieler's Hand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

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These matching maps of the continents are filled with detail and were engraved by F. von Stuplnagel.

A. America, dated 1853 (11.9 x 16.0"). This map of the western hemisphere shows some interesting state and territory boundaries in the United States, including large territories of Neu Mexico, Yutah Gebiet, and Oregon with the center of the United States simply labeled Prairien Savannen.

B. Afrika, dated 1845 (14.2 x 11.3"). This map of Africa is color-coded to identify the Portuguese, Spanish, French, British, Danish and Dutch colonial possessions. An inset map shows the northern coastline of Algier in closer detail.

C. Asia, dated 1853 (14.1 x 11.8"). This map is color-coded to identify the Mohammedan States, Buddhist States, and European colonies.

D. Europa mit Politischer Begranzung der Einzelnen Staaten, dated 1852 (16.2 x 12.3"). This map of Europe shows the majority of central and eastern Europe as part of Prussia and Austria.


Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color on bright sheets with light foxing and minor soiling.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $170

Closed on 11/17/2021