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Stielers Handatlas 1891


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Stielers Handatlas 1891

Stielers Handatlas 1891
Stielers Handatlas (after Adolf Stieler, 1775-1836), formally titled "Hand-Atlas über alle Theile der Erde und über das Weltgebäude", was the leading German world atlas of the last three decades of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century. Published by Justus Perthes of Gotha (established 1785 and still existing there) it went through ten editions from 1816 to 1944. As with many 19th century publications, an edition was issued in parts; for example, the eighth edition was issued in 32 monthly parts.

The first edition, by Stieler and Christian Gottlieb Reichard (1758-1837) was published beginning in 1817 and completed in 1823 (50 maps). After Stieler's death Friedrich von Stülpnagel (1786-1865) edited the second (1845-47) and third (1852-54) editions (both 83 maps); a fourth edition appeared 1862-64, a fifth 1866-68 (each 84 maps).

However, it was not until the sixth edition (1871-75, 90 maps), edited by August Petermann (1822-78), Hermann Berghaus (1828-1890) and Carl Vogel (1828-1897), that the work reached the high scientific level and the unsurpassed relief Stieler's Atlas is famous for. A seventh edition was issued 1879-82; an eighth 1888-91 (both 95 maps) under the direction of Hermann Berghaus, Vogel and Hermann Habenicht (1844-1917). Although the printing industry had already changed to lithography for some time, some maps in Stieler's Atlas were still reproduced by copper-plate printing on hand presses with hand colouring into the 1890s.

Maps of the eight editionEdit

World mapsEdit

Stielers Handatlas 1891 01.jpg Nördlicher Sternenhimmel
Stars of the northern hemisphere
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Stars of the southern hemisphere
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Solar system
Stielers Handatlas 1891 04.jpg Weltkarte in Halbkugeln
Hemisphere world maps
Stielers Handatlas 1891 05.jpg Weltkarte in Mercators Projection
Map of the world on Mercator's projection
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Arctic region
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Antarctic region

EuropeEdit

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Europe

Germany & SwitzerlandEdit

Stielers Handatlas 1891 09.jpg Deutsches Reich. Niederlande, Belgien & Schweiz. Übersicht (Nebenkarte: Berlin)
German Empire. Netherlands, Belgium & Switzerland. Overview (Inset: Berlin)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 10.jpg Das Deutsche Reich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 1 (Schleswig-Holstein, Hannover, Oldenburg, Mecklenburg, Braunschweig, Westfalen. Nebenkarte: Ruhrgebiet)
German Empire in four sheets. Sheet 1 (Schleswig-Holstein, Hanover, Oldenburg, Mecklenburg, Brunswick, Westfalia. Inset: Ruhr area)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 11.jpg Das Deutsche Reich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 2 (Pommern, Westpreußen, Ostpreußen, Posen)
German Empire in four sheets. Sheet 2 (Pomerania, Western and Eastern Prussia, Posen)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 12.jpg Das Deutsche Reich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 3 (Bayern, Württemberg, Baden, Elsass-Lothringen, Hessen, Hessen-Nassau, Rheinland)
German Empire in four sheets. Sheet 3 (Bavaria, Württemberg, Baden, Elsass-Lotharingia, Hesse, Hesse-Nassau, Rhineland)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 13.jpg Das Deutsche Reich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 4 (Schlesien. Nebenkarten: Berlin, Industrieregionen Oberschlesien und Saarland, Kriegshäfen Wilhelmshaven und Kiel)
German Empire in four sheets. Sheet 4 (Silesia. Insets: Berlin, Upper Silesia and Saar industrial regions, Wilhelmshaven and Kiel naval ports)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 14.jpg Sachsen, Thürigen und benachbarte Länder
Saxony, Thuringia and nearby states
Stielers Handatlas 1891 15.jpg Süd-West Deutschland und Schweiz. Nördlicher Theil (Hessen, Pfalz, Lothringen, Luxemburg, Nordbaden, Württemberg. Nebenkarten: Straßburg und Metz)
Southwestern Germany and Switzerland, northern part (Hesse, Palatinate, Lotharingia, Luxemburg, Baden, Württemberg. Insets: Strassburg and Metz)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 16.jpg Süd-West Deutschland und Schweiz. Südlicher Theil (Schweiz, Elsass, Südbaden, Hohenzollern)
Southwestern Germany and Switzerland, southern part (Switzerland, Elsass, Baden, Hohenzollern)

Austria-HungaryEdit

Stielers Handatlas 1891 17.jpg Österreich-Ungarn. Rumänien, Serbien, Montenegro, Bulgarien & Ost-Rumelien. Übersicht
Austria-Hungary. Rumania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia. Overview
Stielers Handatlas 1891 18.jpg Österreich-Ungarn in 4 Blättern, Blatt 1 (Österreich, Böhmen, Mähren. Nebenkarten: Prag und Vorarlberg)
Austria-Hungary in 4 sheets, sheet 1 (Austria, Bohemia, Moravia; insets showing Prague and Vorarlberg)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 19.jpg Österreich-Ungarn in 4 Blättern, Blatt 2 (Galizien, nördliches Ungarn)
Austria-Hungary in 4 sheets, sheet 2 (Galizia, northern Hungary)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 20.jpg Österreich-Ungarn in 4 Blättern, Blatt 3 (Venetien, Krain, Kroatien, Dalmatien, Bosnien. Nebenkarte: Wien)
Austria-Hungary in 4 sheets, sheet 3 (Venetia, Slovenia, Croatia, Dalmatia, Bosnia. Inset: Vienna
Stielers Handatlas 1891 21.jpg Österreich-Ungarn in 4 Blättern, Blatt 4 (Südliches Ungarn, Walachei, Serbien. Nebenkarten: Süd-Dalmatien und Budapest)
Austria-Hungary in 4 sheets, sheet 4 (Southern Hungary, Walachia, Serbia. Insets: Southern Dalmatia, Budapest)

ItalyEdit

Stielers Handatlas 1891 22.jpg Italien. Übersicht (Nebenkarten: Ätna, Neapel/Vesuv, Turin, Straße von Messina, Rom und Albaner Berge)
Italy, Overview. (Insets: Etna, Naples, Turin, Messina Strait, Rome)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 23.jpg (Piemont, Lombardei, Ligurien, Emilia-Romagna, Toskana, Korsika)
(Piedmont, Lombardy, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Corsica)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 24.jpg (Adria. Nebenkarte: Rom)
(Adriatic Sea. Inset: Rome)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 25.jpg (Sardinien und nördliches Tunesien)
(Sardinia and northern Tunisia)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 26.jpg (Kampanien, Apulien, Kalabrien, Sizilien, Malta. Nebenkarte: Palermo)
(Campania, Apulia, Calabria, Sicily, Malta. Inset: Palermo)

FranceEdit

Stielers Handatlas 1891 27.jpg Frankreich. Übersicht (Belgien, Schweiz, Liste der Départements. Nebenkarte: Paris)
France. Overview (Belgium, Switzerland, List of departements. Inset: Paris)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 28.jpg Frankreich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 1 (Bretagne, Normandie)
France in 4 sheets, sheet 1 (Britanny, Normandy)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 29.jpg Frankreich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 2 (Champagne, Lothringen)
France in 4 sheets, sheet 2 (Champagne, Lotharingia)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 30.jpg Frankreich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 3 (Aquitanien. Nebenkarte: Paris)
France in 4 sheets, sheet 3 (Aquitaine, inset: Paris)
Stielers Handatlas 1891 31.jpg Frankreich in 4 Blättern, Blatt 4 (Lyon, Marseille, Provence. Nebenkarte: Korsika)
France in 4 sheets, sheet 4 (Lyon, Marseille, Provence. Inset: Corsica)

Spain & PortugalEdit

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British Isles and IrelandEdit

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Benelux, Scandinavia, RussiaEdit

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BalkansEdit

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AsiaEdit

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AfricaEdit

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OceaniaEdit

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North AmericaEdit

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South AmericaEdit

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