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.

Contents

Maps of the eight editionEdit

World mapsEdit

Nördlicher Sternenhimmel
Stars of the northern hemisphere
Südlicher Sternenhimmel
Stars of the southern hemisphere
Gebiet der Sonne
Solar system
Weltkarte in Halbkugeln
Hemisphere world maps
Weltkarte in Mercators Projection
Map of the world on Mercator's projection
Nord-Polar-Karte
Arctic region
Süd-Polar-Karte
Antarctic region

EuropeEdit

Europa
Europe

Germany & SwitzerlandEdit

Deutsches Reich. Niederlande, Belgien & Schweiz. Übersicht (Nebenkarte: Berlin)
German Empire. Netherlands, Belgium & Switzerland. Overview (Inset: Berlin)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Sachsen, Thüringen und benachbarte Länder
Saxony, Thuringia and nearby states
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)
Süd-West Deutschland und Schweiz. Südlicher Theil (Schweiz, Elsass, Südbaden, Hohenzollern)
Southwestern Germany and Switzerland, southern part (Switzerland, Elsass, Baden, Hohenzollern)

Austria-HungaryEdit

Österreich-Ungarn. Rumänien, Serbien, Montenegro, Bulgarien & Ost-Rumelien. Übersicht
Austria-Hungary. Rumania, Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia. Overview
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)
Österreich-Ungarn in 4 Blättern, Blatt 2 (Galizien, nördliches Ungarn)
Austria-Hungary in 4 sheets, sheet 2 (Galizia, northern Hungary)
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
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

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

FranceEdit

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

Spain & PortugalEdit

British Isles and IrelandEdit

Benelux, Scandinavia, RussiaEdit

BalkansEdit

AsiaEdit

AfricaEdit

OceaniaEdit

North AmericaEdit

South AmericaEdit


Notes and referencesEdit

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