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Auction 185, Lot 106

"Ethnographische Karte von Nordamerika", Perthes, Justus

Subject: North America

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication: Berghaus’ Physikalisher Atlas

Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 11.6 inches
39.6 x 29.5 cm
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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. The map is based on the work of Albert Gallatin.

References: Robinson, pp. 65-67.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with light toning and faint foxing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/17/2021