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Stock# 51658
Description

Striking geographical map of the United States, which also features excellent detail in the Western United States, including the Gold regions of California, explorer's routes, Indian Names, forts, roads, early Spanish Missions and other details.

The map is color coded into 20 different geological types. Interesting early pre-Gadsden border with Mexico, oddly shaped Texas and California and other excellent transitional western territorial information.

Meyer's maps are some of the most interesting mid 19th Century maps.

Joseph Meyer Biography

Joseph Meyer (1796-1856) was a German publisher who released Meyers Konversations-Lexikon, a German-language encyclopedia in print from 1839 to 1984. Meyer was born in Gotha and educated as a merchant in Frankfurt, an important city in the book trade. He traveled in London in 1816 and was back in German in 1820, where he began to invest in textiles and railways. He opened his publishing operation, Bibliographisches Institut, in 1826. His publications each had a serial number, a new innovation at the time. He was best known for his atlases and the Meyers Universum (1833-1861), which featured steel-engravings of the world. The Universum stretched to 17 volumes in 12 languages and was subscribed to by 80,000 people all over Europe. Thanks to his publishing success, Meyer moved the Institut from Gotha to Hildburghausen in 1828. Meyer died in the latter city in 1856.