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Author:Radefeld, Carl Christian Franz, 1788-1874 Date:1845 Short Title:Schwarze Meer, Kustenlander.

Publisher:Bibliographischen Instituts Hildburghausen Type:Atlas Map Obj Height cm:30 Obj Width cm:36 Scale 1:4,150,000 Note:Engraved map. Boundaries boundaries hand col. Relief shown by hachures. "Me yer's Handatlas No. 85." Prime meridian: Ferro. Region:Black Sea Region Full Title:Neueste Karte der Kustenlander des Schwarzen Meeres. Entworfen und ge zeichnet vom Hauptm. Radefeld. 1845. Stahlstich, Druck u. Verlag des Bibliograph ischen Instituts in Hildburghausen, Amsterdam, Paris u. Philadelphia, (1860) List No:4807.091 Page No:89 Series No:93 Publication Author:Meyer, Joseph, 1796-1856 Pub Date:1860 Pub Title:Grosser Hand-Atlas uber alle Theile der Erde in 170 Karten. Herausgege ben von J. Meyer. Hildburghausen Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts. (1860) Pub Reference:Espenhorst, J. Andree, Stieler, Meyer & Co., 3.3.1; not in Phillip s. Pub Note: This is Meyer's grandest production, a real tour de force that has fifty maps of the Americas including thirty three maps that are derived from the Tanner/Mitch ell Universal atlas maps of the various U.S. States and Territories, Canada, and South America and are dated from 1844 to 1854 (with most dated 1844 or 1845). M any of the maps in this atlas have Philadelphia as a place of publication (along with several other cities) indicating that there may have been an arrangement w ith Tanner and/or Mitchell to copy the maps. The U.S. maps dated 1844-46 all app ear to derive from a late 1830s edition of Tanner's Universal atlas. Those dated from 1850-54 derive from the Mitchell and Thomas Cowperthwait issues of the Uni versal atlas from 1850-54. Espenhorst lists a separate atlas (3.3.3) published i n 1860 with these U.S. maps only, titled "Grosse und vollstandiger Auswanderungs -Atlas fur Nordamerika." The Iowa, Wisconsin, and Texas maps are not copied from the Universal atlas, but all the others are almost exact copies and it is stran ge that no credit is given to Tanner or Mitchell. Notwithstanding that, the copi es are beautifully done and in some cases (the California map adds an inset of S an Francisco Bay not on the Mitchell version) superior to the American originals . Wheat misses the Tanner/Mitchell derivation in the two maps he cites. The othe r maps in the atlas are all superbly engraved and the city maps have exquisite v iews -- all combining to make this the finest German atlas of the mid 19th centu ry. Full and outline hand coloring. Maps are bound in half leather marbled board s with "Meyer's Grosser Hand-Atlas aller Theile der Erde." stamped on the spine in gilt. Scarce. Pub List No:4807.000 Pub Type:World Atlas Pub Maps:168 Pub Height cm:38 Pub Width cm:50 Image No:4807091