Images are not to scale.
Please contact us via email to inquire about this item.
BERGHAUS, Heinrich Karl Wilhelm (1797-1884)
Post-Charte vom Preussischen Staate in XXV Blättern [Post Map of the Prussian State in 25 leaves].
Berlin: Magazins für Kunst, Geographie & Muzik, 1824. Copper engraved large folding map, borders outlined in colour, dissected and linen backed, ca. 91,5x125 cm (30x49 in). Scale: 1/1,000,000. Engraved by Carl Mare. Housed in the original marbled papered slipcase. Overall a very good map. Special post map of the Kingdom of Prussia showing the territory of central Europe (Germany and parts of Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Austrian Empire, and Poland). The map marks post offices and stations (with distances between them) and different lines of post communication (urgent, carriage, by boat et al.) of Prussia, Austria, Kingdom of Bavaria, Duchy of Baden and the Netherlands. The large title cartouche features the Royal Prussian crowned eagle with sceptre and orb. This edition was authorised by the head of the Prussian Royal General Post Office Karl von Nagler (1770-1846). An early work by a noted German geographer and cartographer Heinrich Berghaus, a teacher of August Petermann and Heinrich Lange. Berghaus is mostly known for his Physikalischer Atlas (Gotha, 1838-1848), revised and improved edition of the Stieler's Handatlas and numerous written works. The island in Franz Josef Land known as Ostrov Bergkhauz was named after him. Not in Engelmann (he marks only later correcter edition of Schropp & Comp., issued in 1839, see p. 796).