ATLAS - GLASER, CURT.

(Vollständiger Atlas über alle Theile der Erde).

Darmstadt, Litho. Anst. Fromann, 1836-38 (40).

Folio-oblong. (39,5 x 51 cm.). Contemp. hcalf. Spine worn. Corners weared down. With 37 outlinecoloured lithographed maps. Numbered II-XXXVI (Titlepage numb. I lacks, and 2 extra maps numbered XXVIII b and XXXI b present (XXXI b, dated 1840), most of the other maps dated 1836, 1837 a. 1840). The maps having, sometimes rather heavely, dampstaining throughout. 2 maps with closed tears. A map added, not belonging to the atlas "Charte und Meilenzeiger Daenemark mit Schleswig. Holstein. Lauenburg. Entworfen von Euard v. Grubl. Flensburg 1837". Some brownspots and a bit of lower right corner gone.

First edition of Glaser's world-atlas, where the lacking title-page should be dated 1839.

"The map sheets were to a large extent modeled on Stieler's handatlas. The maps were not simple copies, however. They were newly drawn, as can be seen, for example, in fact that some sheets were rotated 90 degrees. Glaser also chose to use a map sheet measuring 40,6 x 49,5 cm., a larger format than that of the Stieler, whose sheets at that time were 36,3 x 44,2 cm. This enabled him to use a somewhat larger scale than that found in the STIELER."(Jürgen Espenhorst, Petermann's Planet, p. 1013).

Order-nr.: 59541


DKK 3.500,00