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Lot 1067: Heinrich Kiepert ATLAS ANTIQUUS TWELVE MAPS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD c1901 Antique Atlas Geography Archaeology World History Antiquity Greece Egypt Asia Minor
by National Book Auctions
22 October 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: Atlas Antiquus: Twelve Maps of the Ancient World for Schools and Colleges
Author: Heinrich Kiepert - Geographer Heinrich Kiepert is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. Kiepert acquired one of his interests—the historical geography of the classical world—in his student days at the University of Berlin, where he worked with Carl Ritter (1779-1859). Ritter and Kiepert produced what appears to have been one of the first modern atlases of the ancient Greek world, "Topographisch-historischer Atlas von Hellas und den hellenischen Colonien in 24 Blättern" (1840-1846). Several additional compilations of maps of the classical world followed: "Bibel-Atlas" (1847); "Historisch-geographischer Atlas der alten Welt" (1848); "Atlas antiquus" (1854); "Formae orbis antiqui" (1893); and "Formae urbis Romae antiquae" (1896). Many of these works were reissued in numerous editions, including translations.
Another major interest was the Ottoman Empire, where Kiepert travelled numerous times, gathering enough data to produce several major maps of the Ottoman world between the 1840s and 1890s.
Kiepert was also responsible for some of the first detailed ethnic maps of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and the Balkan Peninsula. In the course of many years, he compiled maps of much of the rest of the world as well, in addition to cartographic materials for schools.
Kiepert was head of the Geographisches Institut in Weimar between 1845 and 1852 and professor at the University of Berlin from 1852. He maintained a long association with the publisher Dietrich Reimer. Many later editions of Kiepert's maps were updated by his son, Richard Kiepert (1846-1915). (The University of the Chicago Library at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/collections/maps/kiepert/)
Publisher: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen)
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 27 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 14.5"
Book Details: Contents include:
1. Orbis terrarum antiquis notus
2. Imperia Persarum et Macedonum
3. Aegyptus. - Phoenice et Palaestina
4. Asia citerior
5. Graecia cum insulis et oris maris Aegaei
6. Graecia ampliore modulo descripta
8. Italiae pars media
9. Roma urbs
10. Hispania, Mauretania et Africa
11. Gallia, Britannia, Germania
12. Imperium Romanuum
Condition / Notes: This antique volume has printed paper-covered boards and a black cloth backstrip. The exterior shows rubbing, tide markings, and chipping at the extremities. The boards are detached, and many of the maps are disbound or detaching. The pages exhibit age toning and some edge wear. The maps generally show well with bright colors.
An additional map, "Aegyptus: Arabia et Aethiopia," is laid in at the middle of the volume.
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