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Joseph Meyer

Joseph Meyer


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.



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1844 - Neueste Karte von Hinter Indien … 1844

  • $14.99

Detailed regional map of the Malay Peninsula, Vietnam, Cambodia, etc. extending from the Straits of Malacca and Singapore north to Hainan and the Gulf of Tonquin. From Meyer's Hand-Atlas. A bit toned and soiled. Extremely detailed regional map. A...


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Maine Nach den bessten Quellen verbessert 1845.

  • $14.99

Elegantly engraved and detailed map of Maine, based upon Tanner's worck in the early 1840's. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc.


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1846 - Neueste Karte von Massachusetts und Rhode Island 1846

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Scarce German map of Massachusetts & Rhode Island, etc. Elegantly engraved & detailed map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, with a large inset plan of Boston, based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840's. Shows counties, towns, roads,...


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1846 - Neueste Karte von New Hampshire und Vermont 1846

  • $14.99

Elegantly engraved & detailed map, taken based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, rivers etc.


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1844 - Neueste Karte von New York . . . 1844

  • $14.99

One of the First Maps of New York State Printed in Germany Detailed map of New York State, published during a period of great German interest in America and a boom in German emigration to the United States. The map shows the routes, railroads, and...


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1846 - Neueste Karte von New Jersey . . . 1846

  • $14.99

An elegantly engraved and highly detailed map of New Jersey, based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc.


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Pennsylvania mit seinen Canaelen, Strassen & Entfernungen der Hauptpunkte. Nach den bessten Quellen verbessert. 1845

  • $14.99

Fine example of this elegantly engraved & detailed map of Pennsylvania, based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. While often referred to as the German Mitchell, this characterization is unfair,...


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1846 - Neueste Karte von Maryland und Delaware . . . 1846 (Inset map of Baltimore)

  • $14.99

An elegantly engraved and highly detailed map of Maryland and Delaware, with a large inset plan of Baltimore. The map is based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. While often referred to as the...


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1845 - Florida. Nach den besten Quellen bearbeitent 1845

  • $14.99

Scarce early map of Florida, published in the year was admitted to the Union. Shows early roads, towns, rivers, lakes, islands and other features. Mosquito County extends from Lake George to Lake Macaco and only Monroe, Hillsboro and Dade Counties are...


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Louisiana . . . 1845

  • $14.99

An elegantly engraved and highly detailed map of Louisiana, based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. Detailed inset town plan of New Orleans. While often referred to as the German Mitchell, this...


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Alabama . . . 1845

  • $14.99

An elegantly engraved and highly detailed map of Alabama, based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. Detail includes western Florida. While often referred to as the German Mitchell, this...


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Arkansas mit seinen canaelen strassen & entfernungen der Hauptpunkte . .1845

  • $14.99

An elegantly engraved and highly detailed map or Arkansas, based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840's. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. While often referred to as the German Mitchell, this characterization is unfair, as the work...


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Kentucky . . .1845

  • $14.99

Elegantly engraved and detailed map of Kentucky, taken based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, rivers, etc. Inset maps of areas around Lexington, Nashville/Clarkesburg and the Falls of the Ohio.


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Tennessee . . . 1845

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First state of Meyer's map of Tennessee. Elegantly engraved and detailed map of Tennessee, taken based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. Detailed insets of Knoxville and Nashville. While often...


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Virginia . . . 1845

  • $14.99

Elegantly engraved & detailed map of Virginia, taken based upon Tanner's work in the early 1840s. Shows counties, towns, roads, railroads, mountain ranges, etc.


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1845 - Neueste Karte von Georgia . . . 1845.

  • $14.99

Elegantly antique engraved map of Georgia, produced by Joseph Meyer in Hildburghausen in 1845. The map shows counties, towns, roads, canals, lakes, etc. There are several editions of the map, this being the first.