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August Heinrich Petermann (1822-1878) is a renowned German cartographer of the nineteenth century. Petermann studied cartography at the Geographical Art-School in Potsdam before traveling to Edinburgh to work with Dr. A. Keith Johnston on an English edition of Berghaus’ Physical Atlas. Two years later he moved to London, where he made maps and advised exploratory expeditions as they set off to explore the interior of Africa and the Arctic.

In 1854, Petermann returned to Germany to be Director of the Geographical Institute of Justus Perthes in Gotha. There, he was the editor of the Geographische Mittheilungen and Stieler’s Handatlas. The Royal Geographical Society of London awarded him their Gold Medal in 1860. He continued his interest in exploration in Germany, fundraising for the German Exploring Expeditions of 1868 and 1869-70, which sought an open Arctic sea. Tragically, he committed suicide in 1878.

Place/Date:
Gotha / 1863
Size:
21.5 x 17.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
63611

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Place/Date:
Gotha / 1889
Size:
18 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
0323
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1879
Size:
16 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3458
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1879
Size:
16 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3459
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1879
Size:
16 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3461
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1879
Size:
16 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
3462
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1879
Size:
16 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
3464
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1874
Size:
9.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
1000
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1862
Size:
15 x 13 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
14237
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1878
Size:
12 x 10 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
1481
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1878
Size:
12 x 10 inches
Condition:
Fine
Stock#:
4451
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1876
Size:
9.5 x 7.5 inches
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
29745
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1867
Size:
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
30584
Place/Date:
Gotha / 1876
Size:
10.5 x 9.5 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
31098