Outline hand color map. Shows cities and towns, roads, railroads, rivers, canals, etc. Includes legend and abbreviation. Relief shown by hachures. Prime meridians are Ferro and Paris.
This 42nd edition is the first one in Which the brothers Carl and Adolf Graef are mentioned as the authors. Maps by H. Kiepert, Graf & Bruhns. Listed in Phillips under Kiepert. Many of the maps are now lithographed, although some are engraved, outline color, 70 × 57 or smaller. Covers are half leather black marbled paper covered boards. The atlas was published in installments, maps are dated from 1856 to 1867. The first map sheets Appeared in 1856. Copies from the years 1857-1860 were supplemented with maps from the 41st edition. The first 2 maps are world maps: the hemispheres and a world map in Mercator's projection. Followed by 3 thematic maps: two physical ones and a sheet of mountain profiles. Next are 2 maps of Europe, 23 maps of Austria and Germany, France printed in 4 sheets, and 19 maps of the other European countries, 5 maps of Asia, 4 of Africa, another 7 of the Americas and 2 of Australia/Oceania. The last 3 maps depict the northern and southern skies and the solar system, thereby justifying the title 'Hand-Atlas der Erde und des Himmels. No year is Mentioned on the title page. The publication year given (1867) is the year of the most recent maps of the atlas. The 42 edition was completed in 1861. In almost all of the years 1862-1869 revised printings of the 42nd edition were published, for example in which the Italian unification has been incorporated. In later printings - after the Austro-Prussian War in 1866 - the maps of Central Europe have a different order, where Germany precedes Austria.
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