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Merida. Amer. Sep. 66. Vandermaelen, Philippe, 1795-1869, 1827

Merida. Amer. Sep. 66. / Vandermaelen, Philippe, 1795-1869 / 1827
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Full Title: Merida. Amer. Sep. no. 66. (Dresse par Ph. Vandermaelen, lithographie par H. Ode. Quatrieme partie. - Amer. sept. Bruxelles. 1827)

Author: Vandermaelen, Philippe, 1795-1869

Date: 1827

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Author: Vandermaelen, Philippe, 1795-1869

Date: 1827

Short Title: Merida. Amer. Sep. 66.

Publisher: Bruxelles: Ph. Vandermaelen

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 47

Object Width cm: 54

Scale 1: 1,641,836

Note: Hand col. lithographed map. Relief shown by hachures. Covers the Yucatan Peninsula including a portion of Belize, and westernmost Cuba. Includes text: Note sur Yucatan ... Malte-Brun.

Reference: Taliaferro, H.G. Cartographic sources in the Rosenberg Library, 226.

Country: Mexico ; Belize

Full Title: Merida. Amer. Sep. no. 66. (Dresse par Ph. Vandermaelen, lithographie par H. Ode. Quatrieme partie. - Amer. sept. Bruxelles. 1827)

List No: 2212.272

Page No: 4:66

Series No: 285

Engraver or Printer: Ode, Henri

Published In: Atlas universel de geographie physique, politique, statistique et mineralogique, sur l'echelle de 1/1641836 ou d'une ligne par 1900 toises, dresse par Ph. Vandermaelen, Membre de la Societe de Geographie de Paris, d'apres les meilleures cartes, observations astronomiques et voyages dans les divers Pays de la Terre; Lithographie par H. Ode, Membre de la Societe de Geographie de Paris. Premier partie. - Europe. Bruxelles. 1827 ... Deuxieme partie. - Asie ... Troisieme partie. - Afrique ... Quatrieme partie. - Amer. sept. ... Cinquieme partie. - Amer. merid. ... Sixieme partie. - Oceanique. (with) Statistique de l'Europe d'apres Hassel.

Publication Author: Vandermaelen, Philippe, 1795-1869; Hassel, S. G. H., 1779-1829

Publication Date: 1827

Publication Reference: Phillips, 749; Koeman Vdm 1; National Maritime Museum, 179; Wellens-De Donder, L. Philippe Vandermaelen 1795-1869, 4-5.

Publication Note: These maps comprise volume 5 of Vandermaelen's Atlas Universel, here issued as separate, unbound sheets. This monumental work was the first atlas of the world with all maps on the same scale (and a large scale at that - about one inch to 26 miles) and the first lithographed world atlas. If all the maps were joined together they would form a globe of 7.75 meters in diameter (such a globe was made in Brussels). The maps were published originally in parts of ten maps each, beginning in 1825 and ending in 1827. Vandermaelen's maps are frequently misunderstood because each map is usually best comprehended in the context of its neighboring maps - the maps do not function well on their own, since they were all meant to be joined. Koeman states that "His atlases, although unique in concept and size did not possess that fine touch of cartographic style which make them attractive for a collector..." We strongly disagree - the graphic art of the maps must be appreciated in the context of lithography, a developing art at the time; as lithographs, they are very well done. For many of the areas depicted, these maps are the largest scale maps made at the time, and the most detailed (particularly in the American West). Maps are hand painted in outline color.

Publication List No: 2212.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 389

Publication Height cm: 55

Publication Width cm: 38

Image No: 2212272

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