Veiling 353 Atlases - Cartography
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BERGHAUS, H. Physikalischer Atlas oder Sammlung von Karten. 2. Aufl. Gotha, 1852. 8 in 2 vols. W. text-pp. to each vol. W. 93 very fine steel-engr. maps & tables for the greater part cold. & double-p. Fol. Or. blind tooled cloth w. gilt lettering. Or. blind tooled cloth w. richly dec. gilt backs, gilt lettering. (Extremities dam./worn, joints split, small stamps on ti.-pp., upper margin stained at the beginning vol. 1 and at the end vol. 2, some minor foxing/browning in places).

Famous atlas by the German geographer Heinrich Berghaus (1797-1884) in which work his nephew Hermann Berghaus associated with him. The magnificent maps are dated between 1838 and 1848 and to make them was an enormous achievement. The atlas was divided in 8 sections: 1. Meteorology & climatography, 2. Hydrology & hydrography, 3. Geology, 4. Telluric magnetism, 5. Botanical geography, 6. Zoological geography, 7. Anthropography, 8. Ethnography. - Poggendorff I, 117; Sabin 4856.

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