Petermann, Augustus (1822 - 1878): Karte von Hawaii mit Benutzung der Daten von F.Birgham...
Justus Perthes Gotha 1876
colour printed map; overall 27 x 22 cm; image size 24,5 x 19 cm. some slight discolouration and staining;stitch holes on left side; some marginal tears not affecting image; remnant of paper guard on verso; o/w vg cond.
Very detailed map of Hawaii with two insets of the crater of Mokuaweoweo and Kilauea, from Petermann’s Geographische Mittheilungen.
Petermann was a German born draughtsman who moved to Edinburgh in 1845 to work on Johnston’s Physical Atlas. In 1847, he relocated to London where he worked on maps for himself as well as others. He became an active member of the Royal Geographical Society and in 1868, he was awarded the RGS Founders Medal. On his return to Germany in 1854, he joined the Justus Perthes publishing company in Gotha where he produced the Petermann’s Geographische Mittheilungen.... Petermann became an world-renowned expert on the geography of the Arctic and Central Africa. He committed suicide in 1878.
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